I ran a 10K today! I don't know why, but always the night before my longest run of the week, I have a harder time sleeping, and last night was no exception. I even went to bed early in the hopes of getting extra rest, but I woke up several times during the night thinking it was time to get up and go for my run! Finally, I just got out of bed at 5:30am and did 20 minutes of Pilates, then headed outside. And I have to say, even though I complain a lot about the cold, yucky weather we have here, we do live in one of the most beautiful places I can imagine. I did my run up a road I've never run on before, and it was a little more hilly than I had anticipated, but I felt okay. It is no joke that the first 3 miles are always the hardest for me, and after that I feel so much better. The sun was out, the mountains are really green, I saw some bunnies and some deer, and I had a great run. Here's my Garmin after I finished 6.5 miles of running (I know, a 10K is theoretically closer to 6.4 miles):
So I averaged an 11 minute mile pace, with my fastest speed being 6.9 mph, which must have been while I was coming back home, going down a hill! ;) I'm no speed demon, that's for sure, but heck...I just ran 6.5 miles! After my run I also did level 2 of the Yoga Meltdown.