Running Slacker

I haven't run for the last two days.  I shouldn't say that yet as I do have a planned run for today.  But I didn't drag my lazy, warm, and cozy self out of bed at 4:30 this morning to get in the 6 miles I wanted to do to make up for yesterday's miss.  When I opened my eyes when the alarm was going off, I had a horrible headache.  It was like a pain behind my eyes that has slowly moved to encompass my entire head. 

I went back to bed at that point.  When my alarm went off again an hour and a half later, my head felt even worse, but I got up and took care of the dogs.  It was cold out too, and there was a bit of ice on my car from overnight, which made me slightly MORE confident that I made the correct decision to skip running. 

Oh, wait, wait, wait, this just happened:
Not a great shot, but I have the shakes, so it got a little glare.  I was stressed and so I got my running gear on for lunch time.  I just ran until I was done running.  Well until I had to stop because it had been over an hour so I needed to be done.  7 miles.  9:30 average pace.  It just felt good.  It did not feel like I was really pushing, but it also didn't feel super easy, it just was a good pace.

I am pretty proud of myself.  7 miles is the longest I have ever run during the week! :)

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  1. Great job, Em! I'm back in training now, first tri is in June. I started doing HIIT training yesterday and it felt so good! I'm sore today, and I love it:) I've *never* run 7 miles at a time yet, but I hope to get up to at least a 10k by the end of the summer, if not sooner.

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    1. HIIT is ROUGH. Definitely keep it up though. It is the best cardio you can do for fat loss! That is definitely one of the big things that I have learned throughout potential competition prep over the last year!

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