Now you may think it's silly to buy a camera that broke after 4 months of use. Well if you had saw how hard I had dropped the camera on Saturday, you'd be impressed the thing was still in one piece. "I am She-Ra Warrior Princess!!" Or something like that. My logic was: a) already have a memory card b) extra battery and charger and c) back up parts! Ok, seriously I hope it doesn't come to C because then I officially suck-o at life-o. Before work I headed to Walmart to pick up my new BFF. Did you know that they don't staff the electronic section at 7:30am? Well now you do. Of course as soon as I got to my car, I had to check out my pictures from Saturday night's shenanigans that led to said camera distruction. As promised, please enjoy.
I thought the randomness of this one looked similar to a pic in the opening credits of HIMYM so I played around with the coloring a bit.
Yes, I'm getting bunny ears at the age of 26. My friends are mature. Who am I kidding, if they were, I wouldn't be friends with them. :p
Wednesday night I had a tempo run on tap. All day long I had thought it was a 7 mile run, silly Jerbear, it's actually 8. That seems kind of long, no? Then I got to thinking about it....I completed a full 13.1 miles at a quicker pace. I should be able to handle 6 tempo miles. Genius.
Anyways, I hopped to the gym wearing the least amount of clothes possible that would still allow me admittance to the fitness facility. Best believe that if I had the body for it, I would be wearing a sports bra and bun huggers a la college track & XC studs to
My goal pace for the tempo miles was 8:40. After my warm up, I was off and feeling good. I don't know what my deal is by lately my tempo runs have been feeling awesome (yes count that up to jinxing my next one fo sho). I do this fun little trick where I convince myself I have one less mile to run than I really do, since my final mile never "counts" because its the one that I get to go all out in. Doesn't make sense when I type it out, but it tricks my brain like no other. The unfortunate part about tempo runs is that after the "I don't quite count final tempo mile" there is still an easy cool-down mile a-creepin'. Luckily I had a celebrity mag to read while I was clomping along. Yes, I officially feel like I "clomp" when I run at that speed. It's attrocious.
I ended up doing 8 miles in 1:11:01 (ten seconds slower and I could've been sooooo cooooool, drat). My pace for the run was 8:58 and my pace for the tempo miles was 8:36. Uh..heck yes. My hammies were tiiiiiiight during that final mile so I made sure to stretch extra well afterwards.
My treat for an excellent tempo run? Coldstone ice cream. If I was a food blogger, I would insert my glorious foodie picture here, but instead I just ate it. Yummy tummy.