Today is a long day - midterms are this week and the library is open til 2AM rather than midnight. Which means I get to go into work an hour later than normal - which in turn gives me more time to do stuff before I go to work. Today I went and visited some friends at a school I used to work at. It was good to see everyone again. :)
As soon as I got home I really wanted to take a nap. I mean I had 2 hours before I went in to work, what better way to spend it than by taking a nap?! However, I did the right thing and got on the treadmill. I didnt run yesterday so I knew I had to today, mainly because I have a 15K on Sunday!! EEEK!! I originally had 9 mile training run planned this weekend but discovered this 15K and half marathon only a couple hours away. Luckily it's about 20 minutes from where my best friend lives so it was a no brainer! I get to kill 3 birds with 1 stone: i will be forced to do all 9.3 miles for my long run, my husband will be doing the half in hopes of breaking 2 hours (he was so close last fall, only 2 minutes off) AND I get to spend some quality time with my bestie!! WOOHOO!!
I popped in the Friends DVD and hopped on the treadmill. I started walking for a few minutes before I realized that Jeremy had turned the volume down and I could barely hear it. I stopped the tmill, hit the lap button instead of stop button on the garmin and turned up the tv. since i hit the wrong button i just completely reset the tmill and my watch. I made sure to wear my footpod since our tmill is whacky!
I started walking the first couple minutes again and then turned up the speed. I looked down a couple times at my watch, something i try not to do and was amazed every time i looked at it. 10:50, 11 mpm... WHAT?? This is me right? I even saw a 9 in there somewhere!! I did take one walk break in the middle but even my walking was faster than normal!
I finished 1.61 miles in under 20 minutes. 12:25 average for the whole run, which included my walking at the start and in the middle! my first mile was 12:53 i think, and the .6 was 11 something. I am still soaking it in that I did this. The only downfall of this run was that I had forgotten to put my sweatyband on before I got on the tmill and forgot again when I got off to turn the volume up. sweat was pouring into my eyes. :( boo!
What do you watch when you are on the treadmill??