15 February 2009

"Sunday's my fun day

my I don't have to run day" Oh, wait a minute, yes it is my have to run day, lol!

I didn't get a very restful night's sleep because Elsie decided she wasn't going to do her business at the normal time. She woke me up at 11:58 pm, then decided to lay on my legs until she decided she had to go back out starting around 4 a.m. I ignored her until 5 a.m. then tried to go back to sleep for the rest of the hour. Didn't happen, laid there and read a little bit then decided to get up and around at 0545. Felt slightly hungover from the interrupted sleep and decided that even if I felt like crap I was going to look cute for my long run. Wore my new purple running skirt with the white and silver polka dots that I'd gotten on sale from Academy Sports in Laredo a couple of weeks ago ($9.88!!!).

Today I got to run with Annette, Arland, James, Jane, Karen, and Michelle (alphabetical order). Lots of gabbing and laughing put me in a much better frame of mind. I don't know about the rest of y'all but it was a great run. Well, except for the last couple of miles that I did solo--I had more on the schedule than the rest. Once I didn't have any company it seemed like it lasted longer than the previous 9+. Annette and Michelle did drive by and torture me with their coffee in the last .5 mile, lol. Annette did offer to go back and get me one too, she's a sweetie!!

I thought about quitting at 10 miles but I felt ok so pushed on to finish the 12. I was already 2 miles short from one of my runs earlier in the week so this kept me pretty close to the schedule. 12 miles in 2:07:46.


Annette said...

Gabby I am so glad you came and ran with us!!! It was a great run.. my favorite kind. Relaxed pace lot's of talking! My stomach did start to get the better of me about 7 miles in so I cut it short, but overall a great run! Oh just so you know when we were contemplating running over you and stealing your skirt when we were on our way back from the coffee run! ;)

Arland said...

Thanks for running with us and keeping us company. This was one of the better long runs I have had in a while and I think a lot of it was due to all the good company and great conversations plus it was a nice, relaxed pace. After racing yesterday that's what we all needed.

Brenda's NEEDS to RUN said...

Gabby, Glad you joined the gang - I know you had a blast. I hope you get to make the 15K. I am hoping we can go out together and push each other :) that would be fun!!!

P.G. Holyfield said...

Thanks for the link love!

--P.G. Holyfield