Sunday, January 3, 2010

Babysitter = 30min Run

Today was the end of my rest week and well I only had $4 in my wallet so that meant I could do a 30 minute run. What, you don't decide your run based on what you have in your wallet? I think it is the way to go. I pay our babysitter $8/hr and well I only use her for running. I know it is sad. Someone had posted on another site that you know you’re a runner when you hire a babysitter so you can run. Hey, I resemble that remark. Guess that means I am a runner. I don't think I have had the babysitter come over for anything but running for over a year. Oh my, has it been that long since Doug and I went out on a date sans Chloe. Oh no, promise to rectify that ASAP. Sorry Doug.




So as I headed out the door today I suddenly got it in my head to run a 5K and hey why not? So I picked up the pace hoping that somehow I could break that darn 21 minute mark that seems to elude me. But, dang if that hill at the end isn't always there. Hummmmm just occurred to me maybe I should change to a route without a monster hill at the end. So long story short: finished in 21:29, so close and yet so far. Think I can run a bit faster but you know what: Running fast hurts much better to run for hours on end. I can't wait for next week and my nice 30 milers :). Oh yes, I am quite aware that I am sick in the head. But, at least one of you out there is shaking your head in agreement. 30 miles nice and easy sounds a ton better than 3.1 miles as fast as you can go, right?

4 comments:

Christina said...

You are sick in the head and some day I hope to be that sick too! :-)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

haha! seriously though 5k races are just as hard as marathons. Then again I've never tried to "race" a marathon as fast as I can. Those people who win marathons, they are sick in the head. And I'm jealous!!

Anne Marie said...

agreed! a hard 5k run is harder than ez long distance running. That being said, i still haven't ventured out for a marathon...yet:)

tara said...

Christina, I know you can be this sick :). Heather, me too, totally jealous of hte fast marathoners, but equally jealous of the sub 20 5K'ers. Ann Marie, Marathons rock, highly recommend giving that a go. :)