danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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I’m home for a day … so I run!

… er, tried to! I needed to see what I have in me, what I can still do. I miss running, so today was gratifying. Upon reflection, I don’t know what surprises me more – my decent 1500m time considering lack of training/fitness level – OR, the fact that I accomplished the feat w/ coffee (3 cups this morning) and water (2 liters) being all I consumed (still haven’t eaten … yeah yeah, after I finish this post, lol) after a 13 hour day?! And then mere seconds after stopping my Garmin (being ever critical of myself), said, “shit, shoulda ran 110m more trying for a 1M PR” … LOL!

1K warmup

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1500m

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Bad news! And my Garmin 10K PR!

Only fitting today I had a great run! This will be my last run in awhile. I don’t know when I’ll be running again. It’s not by choice, I hope it won’t be as bad as I fear. Also, I won’t be around WP as well. I won’t be blogging, and I don’t think I’ll be commenting?! I want to, but my Reader/Feeds fucks-up on my phone at times, making simple tasks impossible! I’ll try my best to read blogs of friends, when and if I’m able to, and do what I can, if and when I can! It is what it is!

Ok, now my Garmin good news – I’m very pleased w/ today’s run, had a great rhythm going – 46:12 – the final 5K in 22:52 – the final 3K negative splits, finishing w/ a 4:27!

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speed work!

I’ll be honest; sometimes (read: most times), when I go for my run, I do so without ANY training plan in mind! I start running, and after my 1K mark, I check my pace and I pretty much make it up from there … doing what my body tells me/allows me to do! Today was @ 4:35 … and I know that’s bullshit ’cause I ran for a good 10 seconds past the actual 1K mark before Garmin FINALLY buzzed my wrist! So, outta the gate, suffice it to say, I was flying. K#2 @ 4:23 pace (nice!) … I really wanted to push it far & long like this, but bailed at 3K, as I was now running into a strong headwind and knew that I’d be upset I wouldn’t be able to keep my pace down while battling that big breeze! After this run, I continued walking along for a couple hundred meters, and now was keen to attempt a 1M run (against wisdom of trying it on fresh legs, lol), so turned around and w/ the wind at my back took off. But inexplicably, ok, not REALLY inexplicably; for the final 200m or so kept sneaking peeks at my watch, and started seeing my pace slowly creeping upward from 3:45 …so ‘stead of 1M-ing it, 1K-ed it! Got it? Good! Oh, I know I’m nitpicking here, but goddamngarmin had its own mind again?! And wouldn’t stop, when I definitely & decisively PRESSED stop?!

What’s up w/ those extra laps? I did hit stop @ 3:48 @ 1.01K?! PISSED!!

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At that point, wanted to get home quickly. Ran another (not wind aided either, lol) @4:04!

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in my happy pace!!

… started my morning run with no expectations, knew I’d be reigning in the pace was all. at around 3K, the plan to go 6K at the same pace, and wanted to kill it for the final 2K arriving home for my 8K run. on that 6th kilometer, wasn’t really feeling it … so I stopped, and walked a few hundred meters. now, plan B was to run ‘n gun it for 1.5K to my house. best laid plans, right? anyways, I did run hard for 1K, and I’m glad I took that break after six … I know from the runner I am, it’s much easier establishing a pace, as opposed to changing a pace! those couple of minutes rest was just what the doctor ordered. first 6K slightly under 5:00 pace … final 1K @ 4:15 … and, honestly … woulda KILLED that final 500 meters a smidgen more – just sayin’!!

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you can count on me ’cause I will carry you till you carry on

anytime you need someone
somebody strong to lean on
well you can count on me to hold you till that healing is done
and every time you fall apart
you can hide here in my arms
and you can count on me to hold you till that feeling is gone

because you know that life ain’t over yet
I’m here for you so don’t forget
you can count on me
’cause I will carry you till you carry on