Tuesday I had an easy 6 miler today. And I actually enjoyed running on the treadmill. It was the darndest thing really. I read a few trashy gossip magazines while flying through some miles, and before I knew it, I was done. And drenched in sweat. But that's beside the point.
I did 6 miles in 56:50 for a pace of 9:29.
Wednesday I had originally had a 10 mile run w/8 miles at tempo pace, but knew I'd want to catapult myself through the window in front of the treadmill if I had to do it indoors, so I did my 7 miler from Thursday instead. Again, I was really digging on the run. Until mile 5. Then I was o-v-e-r it. And I had this really weird pain in my foot that I think resulted from tying my shoe tight, but also teetered on the possibility of being a seriously painful muscle/bone/something or other. I'm going to go with bruise for now. The good thing (or not so good thing, I guess technically) is that I bruise like a peach, so I'll know for sure before too long.
I did 7 miles in 1:06:00 for a pace of 9:26.
All of this treadmill running (and I know it's only the tip of the iceburg) has me thinking that I really want a Nook or a Kindle. Now hear me out on this, I am a die hard book lover. My greatest dream for my future home is to have an actual library inside of it (I plan on marrying a prince apparently). We're talking floor to ceiling bookshelves with that sliding ladder that I will siiiiiiiiiiiiiing on whilst floating across my library gazing upon all my books. But for the sake of running, it would be super/fabulous/amazingly awesome to have an electronic reading device so I can READ BOOKS WHILE I RUN. I love to read. I love to run. To read while running might actually cause my world to spin out of orbit (don't worry this shouldn't effect you. you may think that we're living in the same world, but I can assure you that I am very much so in my own), and that's a good thing. I saw a gentleman walking on the treadmill last winter with the font at 48 and realized that I too could devour some books if I could crank up the font a bit (and not have to worry about holding a book and physically turning some pages.
Do any of you do this? I am seriously thinking it may be my Christmas/Birthday present to myself.
And now some super fabulous photos from the Mankato race.
I'd like to say we're talking race/pace strategy, but more than likely we're discussing our dance moves. Raaaaaaaaaage.
This is my stoic runner look.
Was unaware that there was an official photog ahead as I was fishing a GU out of my sports bra/GU holding receptacle.
Excellent bug catching opportunities.
Being sweaty is neat-o.