Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum.

I finally got out of the office at a normal time tonight.  I even got half a lunch break.  Yippee! 

Since, as I expected, I didn't make it to the gym this morning, I did pack my gym bag this morning and tossed it in the car with the intention of going after work.  And not only did I go, my planned easy two or three miles turned into a kick ass three miles at 0:35:55 or just under a 12 minute mile average. 

I wanted to run the first mile without stopping and I was incredibly thirsty so I figured I'd take a quick break for a drink of Nuun then.  But there was a good song on the iPod a little before the mile mark so I decided I'd run until the end of that song and then take my break.  Then I still felt pretty good so I decided I'd run to the 1.5 mile mark.  And another good song came on and I knew that by the time it ended I'd be almost to two miles so that was that.  I actually ran those first two miles just a smidge over 22 minutes.  I walked a lap (1/12th of a mile, there is an indoor track) and then finished the last mile in about 13 minutes. 

I was tempted to see just how fast I could run that last mile -- meaning, not take a water break -- but I was really, really, really thirsty.  And I needed chapstick.  I think I could've pulled it off if I'd had chapstick.

It is entirely possible that my Nike+ is so out of calibration that I didn't really do a full three miles.  But I'll take it anyways.

the CilleyGirl


  1. Nike+?

    Where's Big Red?

    (and WTG, BTW!!)

  2. My Nike+ NEVER got properly calibrated. I kept trying, but it never worked. That's when I ditched it for my Garmin.

    But yay for you for working out when I am sure I'd have been tempted to go home for some shut eye. Yes, I'm old - I say "shut eye" apparently.