Saturday night I headed out for my very first roller derby experience. Random note: I was going to try out for the local roller derby team about two years ago. Had contacted the captains, priced skates, pads, etc. and then I found out the mandatory orientation/newbie meeting was when I was to be in Portland visting my BFFF. I was sooooo bummed. Luckily I got back in to running about 6 months later. :)
so excited to go. During the warm up, I started to get "the itch" again.....uh oh... I wanna be a roller doll! Oh well, running first. I've already decided that if I ever retire from running, I will hang up my running shoes for some skates. The bouts were so much fun. And intense.
Sunday I had an easy 5 miler to attend to. My legs were sooooo not excited about this run. I've never felt like I've "waddled" so much during a run. Wowsers. I putzed along and was just genuinely happy when the miles were over. I did the 5 miles in 48:16 for an average pace of 9:40. This run also put my weekly mileage at another new PR with 43. Heck ya! No wonder I've been eating like a horse. (Wait...do horses eat ice cream? :P)
Monday I had an easy 9 miler to take care of after work. Before heading out, I read a couple of blogs. I found out I won Erica's Pop Chip giveaway and was super excited, and tweeted that I should buy a lottery ticket. When I got back Sam (P.S. I swear Sam is my office hubby's real-life gf. She looks sooo much like her!) had responded that I sure as heck better because I ALSO won Bobbi's summer dress giveaway. Now if you're keeping track this is 3 sweet prizes that I have won in 4 days!! Craziness. When I won the roller derby tickets on Friday I was ecstatic and telling all of my co-workers that I never win anything. Um...not true anymore. :)
Oh yeah, the run. It wasn't very fun. My legs were still very very fatigued/sore/you name it, they weren't loving it. Within 2 miles in, I made a deal with them that if they could survive the run (at whatever pace they deemed necessary) we'd take Tuesday off. They must've listened because other than the first 2 miles the rest of the run wasn't all that bad.
One part I didn't enjoy. The bugs! Apparently it's spring time here. Yuck. During the run, I had a gnat lodge itself in my eye (to stay there until I got home), roughly 10 gnats inhaled, only 4-5 were coughed up, spit out, the rest RIP, and many others snorted up my sniffling nose. When I got home, I noticed I had a dead gnat stuck in between my front teeth. GROSS. I seriously almost threw up. Also, made me pose a question, "If I were still a vegetarian, would I could this as failing?" Vegheads? What are your thoughts on when you inhale bugs?
I did the 9 miles in 1:25:28 for a pace of 9:30.