The morning started great- with all three kids sleeping THROUGH the night! The first morning since her arrival that I have not spent time with Cutie before heading off to work. I did check to make sure she was breathing, considered briefly waking her to feed her so she didn't wake up SuperDad at 5am, but decided to let sleeping baby lie and headed off to the gym for 5K day. (He told me she slept until almost 6:30am. She didn't go to sleep until 9:30pm but that's still- nine hours, woohoo! )
Got to the gym and realized I forgot my iPod, grrr.
Stepped on the scale and was pleasantly surprised with a 157.4- after a couple sketchy diet days and poor (to none) workouts Monday through Wednesday. Yeay.
Started my warm up and realized I also forgot to put up my hair, grrr. Went back to the locker room and found my hair band, reminded me I want to get a hair cut soon. Headed back to treadmill.
Ran 3.0 miles at 6.2 mph. Yeay.
Missed a treadmill 5K PR because I saw 3.0 miles and started walking, realized after about 40 seconds I didn't finish the full 5K and ramped up the speed again- final time 30:05- grrr.
But, it felt better than the last 5K, so that's a good sign. In all honesty I have no idea how these treadmill runs will translate into a real, outside race time. With daylight savings starting this weekend, it will still be a while before I'm running outside, so I'm going with what I can for now and hoping that's good enough. I didn't think I'd get to the point where three miles was no big deal- and here I am able to run it with some effort but it's not killing me too much. Some day I'd love to say I'm going to run an "easy five". We'll see.
Unfortunately, the only negative effect of the 5K runs has been that I get quite nauseated and a bit of intestinal distress for the rest of the morning after the run is over. I hope it will subside as I get more consistent with them.