Saturday, January 31, 2009

Running to Lunch

I'm mostly better, but still a little sick. As a result, my working out has been very inconsistent lately.

Still, it's 60 degrees out today (before it's supposed to drop like 30 degrees tonight and be cold tomorrow), so I really wanted to take advantage of the warm weather and go for a run outside.

Problem was, I didn't/don't have a lot of time today. Got off work at 12:15, had to meet a friend for lunch at 1:15 and have to work later tonight. But, since I was meeting said friend at a restaurant nearby (mmm, panera), I decided to go ahead and run to lunch. So I did ... and made it on time, too. 1.6 miles and 16:45 later (had to wait at two lights. kept jogging, per se, but it still killed my time), I was at Panera. It helps that a good chunk of the run is downhill with one uphill stretch (very few flats) ... but I really wish there wasn't the one super busy intersection I had to deal with. Stupid lights.

Anyway, it'll go in the books as a 10:28.12 mile, but I know it was actually shorter than that, so ha.

I will also add, in full disclosure, I got a ride back home due to time reasons. I know, I know. I would have rather walked home, but I didn't. No way I was running back on a full stomach, though.

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