Saturday, May 15, 2010

An Excellent Pace Run and Some Sappy Fun Stuff

Wow!  I had a great run today. I ran a 5 mile pace run, the same run I ran the other night when I felt sluggish. That night I ran it in 53:30.  My goal today was a 9:30 pace or in about 47:30.  That was a 6 minute improvement so I wasn't sure.  Well, I started out very well and kept it up the whole time.  My overall time was 45:29 for a pace of 9:06!!!  An 8 minute improvement!  I was thrilled as I usually never can pull that off except in a race.  My splits were 8:56, 9:11, 9:06, 8:50 (my favorite section always) and 9:23. I was very pleased with the last mile as I usually slow down much more than this. I am always tired and it has two hills right at the end!  So I am pumped!!!  Tomorrow I run 12. I won't be doing a pace run but hope to have a time in the 10s.  I did listen to music today which I don't usually. The Dixie Chicks helped me with that speedy time!
Thumbs up for my great run and post run chocolate milk!


I spent 4+ hours at school today - cleaning. I have lost some important papers. I always do a spring clean type deal in my room but it is usually a little later.  I wanted to look really thoroughly for the papers I lost plus we have gotten these awesome document cameras and I needed to rearrange my room for that.  I have a lot of students and rearranging is tricky. Well I got it done, the room is organized but no luck on the papers. Did I send them home by mistake?   But I did find most of the assessments I need to recreate the papers so I am not so stressed about it.

Then I went to the next town over to run some errands. Traffic had to stop to let a bridal party go by.  There was a school bus of high school girls. The bride waved to thank them and the girl went nuts woo hooing out the windows and shouting congratulations. I choked up at the sweetness of it, everyone enjoying the moment and not getting annoyed at the hold up.

Okay I am going to try to put a video. I have never done this. Still in the sappy heartwarming department it is a proposal that was part of a commencement speech.  I may do a link as it has an article that tells the words if you can't make them out.

Okay no idea how to do a video so here is the link.
http://www.wptz.com/news/23542181/detail.html

16 comments:

Marlene said...

WOW, what an improvement! Congrats!!

saundra said...

Nice work on getting that run done!!! Yay Dixie Chicks! I hope you find your documents so that you do have to re-create.

I Run for Fun said...

That is an awesome run! Congratulations!

Awww...that is a sweet proposal (though a little too public for my taste!).

HappyTrails said...

Great job knocking that time down - it is awesome when you see the fitness jump up to another tier, right?

Katie A. said...

Wow! 8 mins! Very good job!
And I totally teared up with that video - how sweet! Thanks for sharing :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and run strong for you 12!

Darlene said...

Great run - I can never get motivated except in a race.

Room Cleaning on a Saturday...I remember those days.

Hope your log run goes way tomorrow.

Thanks for the video link - so sweet.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Fantastic job on the run! Have fun on your 12 miler tomorrow!

Molly said...

so funny, love me some Star Wars. Nice job on the run!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I saw some crazy things at a college graduation today, but that tops 'em all!

That was a great run you had!

Julie said...

Woo hoo for your speedy run there sister!! Don't you just love it when you knock off the minutes:) You are going to have a fantastic running year! I absolutely love the picture of you after your run! Chocolate milk is the best post race drink...hands down:)

Great video too!

Ewa said...

Gosh you are getting really fast. It seems whatever training plan you are following is paying off.
Have a great 12 tomorrow.

bobbie said...

Great job on that run!!

Lindsay said...

Awesome great job! Congrats!!!

Black Knight said...

That is an impressive improvement, congrats. Waiting for another ... improvement.

LMC said...

Great run! That's an awesome improvement. Enjoy it.
I loved that video. It made me smile. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

onelittletrigirl said...

8 minutes!! That is super amazing awesome!