Last week I ran my mile in 8:33.
Yesterday I ran my mile in 7:40. (!!)
Now that I gave it away, see ya guys later. Or maybe you’ll read the rest of this post, anyway…pwetty pwease
So as you know, I’m in Southern California this week so we couldn’t run at our normal track so we did the next best thing…
I found another track! Woot woot! I love the track!
We ended up finding a track at the Claremont Colleges (Pomona to be specific) & it was blue.
It was empty but glorious.
Why am I obsessed? (w BLC & the track, of course)
It also didn’t hurt that there were mountains in the distance. Really beautiful.
But back to my mile…
I ran a warmup mile @ 11:30.
Then I started my mile…
First 400m in 2:01
Second 400m in 2:01
Third 400m in 2:05 (fell off a bit..but just wait…)
Fourth and final 400m in 1:32! Bam! Way to finish it off, right?! I know, I know – I’m super fast.
I was pretty pumped if you couldn’t tell. Then I ran a cool down mile in about 11:00 minutes.
So that’s a 50 second improvement in 2 weeks. I’ll take it.
Back to reality – I woke up this morning & had an eye doctor appointment. I had been having some trouble with seeing while I was driving at night so I wanted to get it checked out & order some new contacts…
Turns out I had two left contacts in for the past 2 months. I is smart.
After my embarrassing eye doctor appointment, I met up with a friend from law school & hit up the only vegan restaurant in all of the Inland Empire (just kidding, I have no idea if that is true or not).
I got an organic kale salad with apples, avocado & tahini dressing. It was delicious! I’m gonna have to recreate that sucker soon.
Then I got a delicious iced coffee from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf,
Hazelnut Latte – hit the spot.
Once I got back to my MIL’s house, I was full of caffeinated energy so I changed into running clothes & headed out for a run.
Probably not my best idea ever.
I ended up running past a cemetery (which is actually a good thing because I’m pretty sure my second leg during the relay is next to a cemetery…at night. Eek.).
When I passed by the mortuary, I noticed the temperature screen & realized why this run was a bit more difficult than usual (I just thought it was because my legs were tired from my speedy mile).
97 degrees. Dang. & it was pretty sunny.
Warning: graphic proof of the heat below
Yea…that is sweat. Sick.
I was red-faced, dehydrated & sweaty so of course I grabbed a chocolate Zico. I don’t really loooove coconut water but I loooove chocolate coconut water!
Finally, after I had cooled down a bit, I stretched and admired my nail work.
I’ve recently been obsessed with the accent nail. That is the extent of my style. Yup.
Now I’m watching Bridesmaids for the tenth time with my MIL/doing laundry. Glamorous life I lead.