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Six miles!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I did it, I pushed myself to run six miles this morning. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I was going to try this Friday after work but unexpected rain rolled through and I cut it down to four miles. I have to say, it was kind of fun to run in the rain for a few blocks, I felt like a kid for a few minutes.

DH went out on a group motorcycle ride this morning. I am on call for work so I had to stay behind. After he left early this morning, I grabbed my coffee and the remote ready to settle in for some veg time. But I said to myself, "okay, let's do this", and got dressed to run.

It was a bit windy in spots, making me tire out. I had to keep telling myself this is good training for the 10K I will be doing in November along Lake Shore Drive (Chicago, Il).

After three miles, I was toast with the wind so I made a deal with myself, go ahead and walk for a few seconds at the end of each song, then pick it back up. That worked really well. The last half mile was very difficult. I tried a trick to distract myself that I learned during the SP four-week stress busting challenge. I looked around and identified colors of the trees, cars houses, anything I saw around me. That helped.

When I got home, my Labrador was anxiously awaiting her 20-minute walk. Ugh! I got that done and then I did the SP nine-minute seated upper body video, then a wonderfully long shower.

I was all set to sit and read when DH sent me a text message that the people he was riding with were coming back to our house. Ugh! Thanks to the SP Flylady team, I didn't have too much to do to make the house welcoming.

I finally sat down to read my book in the back yard with a cup of green tea. It's a beautifully mild, sunny day here in the Chicago area.

DH came home alone. Everybody decided to head home. So it will be a nice, quiet evening before the crazy work week begins again.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great end of June.


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