Hurricane Matthew hit Raleigh pretty hard. Due to the massive power outages, storm debris and flooding my church cancelled worship service. Safety comes first. My calendar was now wide open. I opted to hit the gym and get in a treadmill workout. I was driving to the gym I saw the traffic from Journey church. I thought to myself if i really wanted to go to church there are 2 right within walking distance from the house. My mind was set on knocking out another 5K.
Bye George that’s exactly what I did today. Head to my favorite treadmill on the corner. Find something on the TV, woo hoo Jurassic Park is playing. How i love that movie!! Samuel L. Jackson has a small part. Blink and you will miss Gator. Should I mention that i have a very good friend who didn’t know what i meant when i told her Samuel L. Jackson will always be Gator to me when i see him in other movies. I told her that her black card was under review LOL.
Anywho let’s get back to my workout. I’m on the treadmill I always warm up going about 2.0 and then raise up ever minute. I have been staying steady at 2.8. According to my Garmin that keeps me under 20 minutes which is my goal for Wicked. I hit mile 1 at 20:11. I’ll take it. While I’m on the treadmill i hear this loud noise. Guess where it’s coming from? Some dude who is have the loudest conversation on earth. 2 other people look over at dude and see me looking at him and we all just shake our heads. I keep moving on the treadmill. I pass mile 2 at 19:35, woo hoo!! I am still on my mission. I start feeling my bra strap itching me on my back. I don’t pay it any mind. I mention it because after i get home later i discover why i probably should have paid attention, more on that later. I pass mile 3 at 19:34 so i have shaved 1 minute off my time. Get it get it!! I finish 3.1 miles in 1:01:05. That is another 5K PR!! I have an average pace of 19:43. I even saw a 16:00 minute pace once when i was at 3.4. I completely understand the drive runners have to beat a certain time. Oh yeah the student is slowly becoming the master. Very good my young Jedi:-)
Apparently my race to get a faster time today left me with some casualties, chafing under the girls and on my back. I’m just chafing the dream baby! I have less than 3 weeks to Wicked and less than 5 weeks to Richmond half. I got this!!