I skipped church (again, this is becoming a bad habit) and almost talked myself into skipping my run. However, I didn't, I dragged myself off the couch around 11am and got my work out gear on. I don't know about anyone else, but once I have my workout clothes on I am more motivated to get out the door. So, while Maddox was napping (don't worry, Damian was home) I took off. After my run we had tons of errands to do, I don't think I got to sit down for longer than 30 min to feed Maddox until 8:30pm. Yeah, not my idea of a relaxing Sunday, although I did get flowers and planted them. :-)
I ran for 4.5 miles. I wanted to stop, but at the beginning of my run I told myself I was going to do 4.5 miles so I didn't let myself stop. I think that is what my problem is on days where I don't have a set distance. I get tired and I just stop, like Saturday, I went out wanting to do a longer run, but with no clear plan of how far and I ended up stopping at 3.5 miles. It also happened here. It was the first time on a new trail, I didn't know how long the trail was and I had no plan of exactly where I was going or how far I wanted to go.
Anyway, I made great time. I seem to have picked up my pace a bit without trying to. I am running closer to a 9.3 min/mile more often instead of my usual 10.3 min/mile. However, now that I've typed that I will have slowed down again. I am okay with going slower because I'm not out to set records, I just go to run. :-)
Today is another baseball game. It is B-E-A-utiful (anyone recognize the quote?) outside today so the baseball game should me much, much nicer than Saturday's. My sister is coming up to watch D play, so no run tonight. And tomorrow is Zumba so no run tomorrow. I could actually probably squeeze in a run, but I most likely won't. . . maybe a short one. :-)