I did it. I got my lazy arse out of bed and went for a run. I opted to sleep yesterday instead of running. I was SO tired. I was tired this morning and as I lay there, so many excuses came into my head: my ham string is bothering me, I have a race on Sunday I should really rest for, I am still getting over a nasty cold, I'm not sure if I have a clean running top..... But in the end, I got up and did it.
It wasn't the best run, but it wasn't bad either. I am happy to say that my casual running pace seems to be getting a bit faster. Many times when I run by myself on the paths in my neighborhood, I end up going slower than I do with the girls. I didn't really push myself and deliberately did a couple of hills. In the end I ran 3.36 miles at a 9:42/mile pace. Not bad.
I need to put together a new running playlist. This morning, I hit shuffle and hit the road. It was great. I heard songs I forgot I had on my iPod. Other than one of my kids' songs (Laurie Berkner's Buzz Buzz) that I had to hit fast forward, everything was perfect for my casual run this morning.
I have a new power song possibility. I forgot that I even had this song and when it came on it was a great tempo for the little hill loop I was doing. I posted this video for all the Steven Tyler fans out there. Personally, I think he is one of the ugliest men alive, but, he does have a certain quality. He definitely picked the right line of work. And the song ROCKS.