Sunday, July 03, 2011
For years we had a big 4th of July bash... but a few years ago it just got too big... 40-50 people in our small house was just overwhelming. So this year, we are just having a few friends over and prolly won't even shoot off any fireworks. And that is okay. I want my holiday to be anything but stressful.
My first week back home started out well, but kinda petered out towards to end of the week. It's okay. It was so terribly hot here that getting out was not a good choice. I did brave our aged treadmill, Galloping Gertie. She must have been in a good mood since she didn't try to throw me off with any sudden speed changes... that is so scary when it does happen, and since I can never predict its occurrence, I keep a hand on the handle.
Today we had a huge storm blow through and it dropped the temperature to about 70 from a high of nearly 90. That was a wonderful blessing since it mean that I could get out and run! I had an average pace of 9.3 minutes per mile. I thought I was a solid 10 min/mile runner and I have shaved a good bit off of that... I love how my body surprises me constantly. I wonder where I will get down to?
Even though the running is hard... some days every step is a huge challenge, it's wonderful to see what my body can do and how it continues to change. I also did Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 2 for the first time in forever... and it went better than it ever has. My shoulder pain is almost completely gone now... but it took a few months to get it to go away. I am so glad that it's gone.