After my unscheduled day off yesterday, I was back at it today. And I was well hydrated. I drank all afternoon, because it was in the 90's outside and so humid it felt like I was breathing soup again.
This was noticed even more markedly as my run was fast, out of necessecity.
I had agreed to the honor of being the witness for Casey and Annette's marriage license, so I needed to meet them at the Polk County Admin building at 4. I planned my work day around it and at 3:20 I started wrapping things up and getting ready to go change for my run. The run that would take me to the admin building to sign my name. Well, as I was headed for the bathroom, a woman at work who needed to talk stopped me. She has been having a rough time and I didn't want to seem uncaring, so I took a few minutes to listen. Time started to slip and I finally looked at my watch, apologized and headed for the bathroom.
I swapped clothes and went to drop my bag at the desk. I grabbed my headset and went for the door. Oh wait, the battery is dead. I quickly dispensed of it in my bag and literally ran for the door. That's because it was 3:45.
Now, I am still not running straight through a mile, though I am getting closer. I figure I am going to be cutting it very short because the run/walk combo I usually invoke takes me about 13.5 minutes for a mile. One problem, I really don't want to roll up with just a minute to go. So I ran.
I ran - hard. I briefly fell into a hard walk three times, but otherwise I ran. I was in such a hurry I was sure I would slide out in front of a bus. I ended up with an 11 minute mile. I could barely breathe at the end and was sweating like a moose, but by god I was on time.
And the three of us were able to get the license taken care of wihtout a hitch. Unless you count Annette twisting her ankle. It looked really painful, but she did her best to smile through it. I am hoping she is at home with it on ice right now. (hint, hint)
As for me, I finished my workout with a run/walk back to work. Met with walking club for another couple of miles. Came home, ate a healthy dinner and am now going to bed after a 18 hour day. (That way I can be ready for tomorrow's 18-20 hour day.)
Best always, Ms_H
Weight - 166 pounds