The weather was cold (back to the 60’s when it was in the 90’s just last week!), and gloomy. It looked like it’s going to rain any second. Luckily, the rain never came, and as I had brought all my running clothes to work, I got dressed, and went on a run.
I had told Karl to NOT meet me at the Pentagon today, that I was going to run all the way home, since I missed my run yesterday.
The cooler weather was a godsend! I started the run not very convinced, but had a great run! Every time I peeked at my Garmin, my pace was in the 10-something. I tried slowing down, knowing it was going to affect me later, but couldn’t do it, as I was feeling great! As I was approaching the Pentagon, I looked over the Air Force Memorial (which is on my way home), and knew I could do another mile! It would have been my first full-run home.
I was feeling great!
To my disappointment, I got to the end of that part of the trail, and there was Karl. Apparently, he didn’t listen when I said I’m running all the way home, and was there to pick me up. I got upset, and lost my motivation right away. So what was supposed to have been a four mile run, ended short at a sad 2.8 miles. I’m still upset that he didn’t pay attention to what I said (specially when I was feeling so good on a run!), but it doesn’t take much to make me stop running, so I couldn’t really tell him he wasted his trip.
On the bright side? I did 2.8 miles at a 10:23 average pace — if you’ve been reading for a while, you know that’s a great pace for me (even if it’s a super slow pace for most runners). I blame the gloomy, but cool weather… If only I had a switch and could make it be 60 degrees every time I laced up the running shoes…