Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Absence makes the heart...

...so incredibly grateful for a package waiting on the doorstep from Garmin!  My new (well, refurbished) watch arrived yesterday and I took it for a spin this afternoon.  Oh, I am so addicted to knowing my exact pace!  I tried to revel in non-watch running while I was without, but I hated it.  Hated it.  I want to know that there's a reason my heart is beating so fast or my breathing changes.  I think it's that lazy, Cheez-it eating teenager buried inside me, but I do not trust myself to come up with the plan of attack for a run.

Garmin and I ran a fast two miles right after work.  If I can run just a little faster than I did today on Thursday, I'll sneak under that 23-minute mark.  Even if I don't, today's run felt great.  My legs aren't sore, my lungs aren't too angry about the bazillion leaves falling and spewing their allergens, and I have my watch back.  Bring it on!

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, I would be lost without my garmin now too!

    You are going to kill this 5K! I wish I had done my hilly one 1st and my flat one second, because I felt so much better the 2nd week and my time was only 36 sec's slower and those hills were huge, so I would have done better on the flatter course. It is just amazing what you lose when you don't run for a couple weeks, but once I started again, it came back. We might do a time predict 5k tomorrow but we will see, we are supposed to get some snow and I'm not prepared to run in it!

    Have a good run and a Happy Thanksgiving!