Why wasn't my birthday on Sunday when I felt strong and fast? On Sunday, I felt like I was thirty or even twenty-five. Nope. Figures...when I run on my birthday, I feel slow, sluggish and OLD. Holy cow. My last post talked about how much faster I am than I was a year ago. Well... 41-year-old Lisa could have kicked my ASS today. I did 4.5 miles and only averaged under 10 minutes for one of them.
I had a crazy idea at one point to do my speedwork and tempo runs on Tuesdays because the kids are both in school. There is no way I could have done anything resembling "tempo" today. There is a reason that those kinds of workouts are scheduled toward the end of the week.
On a positive note, despite a pretty horrendous run where my legs felt like lead, I had an uneventful and relaxing birthday today. My husband knows that I love massages. Right now, there is no way we can justify a trip to a spa. So he set up our massage table and gave me a salon-quality massage. Maybe he should consider a career change since the Finance Director/CFO angle is not showing much promise right now. *wink*