Sunday, November 18, 2018

Day 2

It's tough for me to find much to talk about other than running and school, but today I'm going to try to spice up the running bit and write about my RunBet.  I mentioned that after the quad butt day, I signed up for a few DietBets and a RunBet, and today was the last day of Week 1 of my RunBet. I'm still hanging in there and ran 5 out of 7 days this week for the first time in a while. I don't think I have run that many days in a week since we moved to Baton Rouge. I have five more weeks to go, which hopefully means I'm going to rebuild a healthy habit through this process.

My goal for some of these shorter runs is to work on my speed. Right now, I'm trying to run/walk a sub-10:00 pace as long as I can, run/walk for a bit, and kick the pace back up if I feel like it. Today, I ran/walked 1.7 miles before I needed to slow it down a bit, but even my rest mile was sub-11:00, and I ran an additional .41 miles at 9:22 pace at the end. I'm pretty proud of that considering I only made it 1.6 miles when I tried the same thing on Monday, and I ran 8.5 miles yesterday. I'll continue to try this hopefully a few days a week while I work through my RunBet. I have a 50K on the schedule for November 24, so I'll be tapering and recovering in the days before and after that, but I will figure out something to make all of the pieces work.

Other than running, I spent a chunk of my day doing statistics, but I also took Scooter for a short walk and had breakfast with Tricia before she left for Shreveport and I went to meet my study buddy for some statistics fun. I started feeling sick after lunch, and we were wearing down after a few hours of solving problems, so I went home and rested a bit. Specifically, I was able to make time to attend my friend Donna's virtual baby shower (Google Hangout can be used for so much!) and take a nap.

I'm glad this is a short week, but I'll have plenty to keep me busy while I'm not working.

Something that made today great: I was able to spend about 45 minutes catching up with some old friends at a virtual baby shower. (My sister-friend Donna looks adorable!)
Time I woke up: 7:16 am

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