First: I ran one mile in 10 minutes. Then I stopped to pee and reconsider if I REALLY wanted to run. I did.
Then: 5 miles in 43:22. Yes, my friends, that is basically the equivalent of 4 minute miles in my book. Alright, so maybe it's closer to an 8:40 pace, whatever. For me that is crazy fast. I started at a 9:30 pace, and just kept increasing the speed until I finished the last half mile at a 7:30 pace. Hard, but so worth it.
Please excuse the fact that my makeup decided to rebel. Also, please note that I didn't even put makeup on today, so that's at least one day old. HOT. After this post I'll be checking the mailbox daily for both my Olympic Trials invitation and modeling contracts.
|5 miles, 8:40 pace|
These are pumpkin muffins with a brown sugar/vanilla/cinnamon glaze. Incredible. Kari is hosting a bake-sale fundraiser, so I had to test a new recipe and make sure it was a success. Let's just say, I'm more than happy with the results. I may post the recipe, or I may guard it as a new secret family recipe because they are really that fantastic. Plus, they have a cup of pumpkin in the batch. Ergo, they can replace salads as your daily vegetable. GENIUS.
When do you run at your best-when you're angry, happy, sad, tired?
Normally, when I'm happy I enjoy my runs more. Today I didn't LOVE the run, because it was hard. But I guess a bad mood pushes your further. This was confirmed by a couple of comments from the likes of Kara and Alyssa on Daily Mile:
I've seen just muffin tops for sale in the grocery store, but I wonder--is there a pan so that I could just make muffin tops? Anyone?
This would seriously be amazing, and I would purchase it ASAP. And then eat so many muffin tops I would get my own, permanent muffin top. Less awesome.