Fastest Run Yet!

I was obsessively checking the weather forecast this morning in preparation of my lunch time run. It predicted rain and THUNDER and LIGHTNING. YUCK! I kept looking out the window the closer the clock got to lunchtime. I saw a slight drizzle but some sun breaks.

Stormy Weather, Google Picture

I decided to take my lunch early to get my run out of the way and hopefully beat the rain.

I wore my jacket. It was cold out. The second my feet hit the pavement, I ran FAST. My #1 goal was to beat the rain and thunder/lightning. There was a slight drizzle but nothing too bad.

While I ran, I thought about nothing else but running and running fast. I pushed myself hard. I ignored my heart rate monitor. I was so focused, I didn’t even notice when I reached the Hawthorne Bridge. I checked my watch and it was 22 minutes in. That was an AWESOME time for me! I was 3/4 done with the Esplanade Loop at 22 minutes? My new goal was to beat my best time of 34:40.

And I did! I had the BEST time I’ve had to date! I didn’t walk or stop at all. There was little to no rain. And I feel great!

Today’s Stats:

Time: 32:29!!!!!!!

Calories Burned: 425

(Of course, now I see sunshine outside. Never fails!)

Back at work I showered, did some stretching and I’m reading to eat my ham and Swiss sandwich with a pickle.


Tonight’s agenda is a nice dinner out and Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA.


23 Responses

  1. Great job!!! You are a rockstar! I have been making excuses not to run and telling myself, I’ll just ride my bike, but I know, eventually, I’ll have to get out there again. I am thinking of training for a 10K in Sept, to keep up with the running. The Irongirl 5K/10K – I’m excited!

  2. great job on your run. My motto is “the faster I run, the sooner I’m done”. I have been off the computer all day, so I didn’t read your post on gu’s until now, but I love the sports beans. They really helped me on my long runs. I don’t like the gu’s, but the beans are great.

  3. Oh that is BRILLIANT!! Great work 🙂 hehe I ran last night and it was a slower run than I normally do – although it didn’t FEEL any slower…strange huh? I blame it on the headwind 😉

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