This morning I met up with the Run Tex group in Georgetown.
1 mile warm up
4.5 miles at progressive tempo pace
1 mile cool down
It didn't quite happen that way. It was more of a steady pace around 7:40/7:50. At mile 4 I slowed down to 7:57 pace. I was WIPED OUT!
When we started it was dark which made it kind of interesting. I found a girl who was pretty much at my pace so we set out together. She was FAST, literally two of my strides were one of hers! I kept up with her until mile 4 and she went on ahead at the pace we had kept for the 4 miles.
This wasn't one of my easiest runs. I felt like I was putting out a lot of effort for not such a fast pace. I was happy to have company though because I think I would have slowed down a lot sooner! Doing my weekly speed workouts with a group the last 2 weeks has been very helpful. I plan on continuing to go every week. It's good to have a little push!
Personally I am having some friend trouble that I am a little sad about. A woman who I have become pretty good friends with over the last year has really been disappointing me lately. Maybe a better way to phrase it is that she has really been hurting my feelings. What makes me most sad about it is that I feel like maybe she has been this way all along, and I am just now realizing it. I love her dearly but I feel like she is so involved in herself and so unaware of how this can affect others negatively. I also feel like she has become sneaky and has told me some lies. It just breaks my heart because I don't think I want that in my life. And sadly I think I have to give our friendship up.
Perhaps my expectations in friendships are too high?
Ok so enough of that!
Planning on 13 miles again this weekend and really looking forward to it! Tomorrow I think I need to fit some yoga in as my back has been kind of sore.
Have a great day all :)
Oh and minus 8.5 inches of hair later...here I am....I am not loving it, but it was for a good cause!m....