I had unexpected company yesterday about the time I sat down to write my blog post, so it didn’t get done. You didn’t miss much anyway, as I had spent the day in town with my mom and neighbor, exploring local tourist sites my mom had never been to while his car was in the shop. I was falling asleep on the way home, so took a nap instead of running. I got up from the nap and did a mile walk on the treadmill before taking mom to church for Wednesday night Bible study.
Wed Stats: Walked 1.0 mile in 15:49 min for a 3.8 mph pace.
Today, I was up at 4:45 in order to make it to daycare for the 6:30 shift. I was supposed to get off at 3:30, but didn’t get off until 4:00 due to having too many kids there for one teacher to have by herself. We had 14 three year olds and 2 four year olds today. Needless to say, it was a very hectic day.
After work, I went to the local Christian Book Store to buy a book my Sunday School class is going to be discussing over the next couple of months. I stopped and talked to mom for a few minutes and didn’t get home until 5:15. So much for liking the early shift because I get home early!
I changed clothes and went down to do my run for the day, on the treadmill. Way too hot to run outside. Today’s plan called for a short interval run. I felt I didn’t have time for the entire run, so used my walks as the warm up and cool down and then ran the intervals only. I ran 8 x (1 min at 6.0 mph/2 min at 4.2 mph) with a little added to the end at 4.2 mph. It was relatively easy, even though I’m not sure I could have kept up the 6.0 mph pace for a whole lot longer.
Stats: Walked 1.0 mile in 15:50 minutes for a 3.8 mph pace. Ran 2.0 miles in 25:08 minutes for a 12:34 min/mile (4.8 mph) pace. My average HR was 147 bpm with a max of 164 bpm.
I am working the 6:30 shift again tomorrow, so it will be another early morning. I hope I can get to bed before 10:00 tonight since, if plans go according to schedule, I’ll be playing tennis and won’t get my early afternoon nap tomorrow.