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?