Warning: Much of this post is a figment of my imagination, based on actual events.
Done! Another race under my belt. After great consideration, I decided to hire a trainer for this run - Bob Harper. Not because he is a "hot" nice guy, purely for the motivation, and to work on my form.....
I almost picked up Jillian, she is such a badass! But I think for me she is just a little too in your face and Bob will be able to push me to my best.
Then I decided I needed a pacer, enter David Beckham. I would have ran with my hubby, but he doesn't run so Posh had to share today. This was probably a mistake, because the guy couldn't keep his shirt on. He kept ripping off the Sweatheart t-shirts I gave him - hmmmn! And I think Bob's competitive side may have come out because his shirt started coming off too. Seriously, there were shirts flying everywhere and six-pack abs galore. The things we runners have to endure. So needless to say I was a bit distracted during my race but here is how things went:
Since I have been a bit under the weather the last week I decided to stick close to home and run my nine as laps around the local reservoir. This is a half mile from my house, and .63 miles around - so if I started feeling ill I wouldn't bee too far from home, ended up being a wise choice.
The first two miles were a struggle, my lungs were struggling and I just had a hard time getting moving. By 3.5 miles I decided I better head home, hydrate, and finish up my nine up at home on the treadmill. At mile 3.8 Elvis showed up and started singing "A Little Less Conversation" which always puts a little kick in my step. He must have been jealous of all the commotion Bob and David were making. I got home at mile 4.57 with and average pace of 12:08, total time of 55:31.
Grabbed a vitamin water, hacked up a lung, change out of my skirt (bad chafing today!) into some shorts, and hopped on the treadmill, where I started kicking it up a notch. My average pace on the second half (4.43 miles) of my run was 10:01, total of 44.34.
Making my grand total for the nine 1:40:05 ran on the 10th. Thanks Nancy for co-ordinating and for making me run when I probably wouldn't have!