Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy Day

Ah, what a great day! This morning I managed to get up early, managed a 7:45 or so pace for 4 miles, and of course, saw my hottie...then, after a busy day at work, I left the office to find it 49 degrees outside!! Yes...OK, granted tomorrow it's only going to be 40 or so, but I got home and it was 50!! You know what 5o means?? I was able, to run, outside, with SHORTS on!!! Yes...today was my first run in shorts and I so loved it. I had a short sleeved shirt, light weight jacket and shorts...no gloves, a baseball cap and my music going lightly in the background. I got back and had muddy water splashed up my legs and that was an awesome thing. I even held a pretty decent pace. Plan had been 6 miles with 4 at tempo, I had semi wanted to do a sub 8, but didn't think it quite feasible since I had run the faster one this morning, but first mile was 8:38 (fast warm up) then I had a 7:59, 8:04, 7:55 and 7:40 (that was mostly down hill) and an 8:30 final for a 48:50 6 miler...guess my recent estimate on a 46 minute 10K wasn't that off. Anyway, I am so desperate for spring, but today, the nice 50 minutes in the sun was a help.

OK...focus...need to work on those essays....

5 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Can not wait to run outside!

Weebs said...

I just can't wait to run again let alone run outside. I tried to run a little last night, but I could feel the jarring in my cracked rib. So I think I'll wait another couple of days. But walking's still good when it's nice out.

teacherwoman said...

With shorts?!?! Wahoo!

Runner Leana said...

Running in shorts? AWESOME! Glad to hear things have warmed up a bit down there.

JustRun said...

Woo hoo! Shorts!