Day 5 for #chasethebirdchallenge. Today was the EQT 10 miler in Pittsburgh, Pa. I was registered to run, but at the last minute decided not to go because of the weather. Cold and rainy I can run in, but I didn’t want my mom standing in it. Bleh. And then it was 70º and sunny. I figured maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. I came off the Chicago Marathon and ran a (few seconds short of a PR) half marathon a few weekends later. Maybe these legs need a break.
I’m not sure if it was the time change or what, but my kids lost their minds today. My husband went to work this morning and after I cried while watching the NYC Marathon, I texted him to say that I WILL be running today. I must have needed this run. Rarely do I run more than 1 mile under 8:45-8:50, I ran 4 with an average 8:08! Splits 8:08, 8:00, 8:20, 8:04! Now it’ll be a running joke on how I wish I could keep that up for 22.2 more miles.