And my body felt the same way. Tuesday came, and my blood pressure plummeted (a female thing). When you have heart disease and stroke in your family history, doctors aren't too keen on finding something to raise your blood pressure. Mine is usually low-normal, but once a month it plummets. And that came on Tuesday. I got home from work and went to bed, as I was too tired, dizzy and faint to do much else. At 4am Wednesday I woke up with a stellar migraine. Awesome! So no run there. And Thursday we had a date to go to a Bell's Beer Christmas Dinner. It was awesome. But again, no run.
|Bell's Beer Dinner at Big Tex|
So Saturday came and I got up and went for a run. It was 40 degrees and didn't look to get up past 43 for the next few hours, so 2 shirts and a hat. Then I was on my way. I ran to the back of the prison and then up Crack Way. Before I got to the Crack Stop, I could smell that many people obviously thought Georgia had passed the pro-marijauna law. It was 745 but these 3 dudes were as happy as could be. It made me giggle. They were very friendly and in a sharing mood, which I politely declined.
On Graffiti Alley, the lady at the Church Marta Stop asked me if I had lost weight. I wish the answer was yes...lol.
The rest of the run was non-exciting. I thought I was running a decent time. When I got home, yes it was...10 minutes faster than any other 9 mile run.
Yesterday was hill runs. For whatever reason it took over an hour to get to the gym. I didn't want to go. But then I saw a cookie on the side of the road. WTF?
|Don't you always see a Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cowboy Hat on the way home from work?|
This morning I got up and went back to the gym. I had 5 to run. My gym is 24hr/7d, but not always manned (key card entry). When I pulled into the lot, it was completely empty. For some reason, I thought about getting towed. Anyway I went in. The trainer was saying good bye to someone. It was 515! What time did they work out? I realized I forgot my water but I had my Gatorade, so all was ok. The warm-up seemed way too fast. It was a minute slower than usual.
So I started my run. At a little after .7 miles a strange guy comes into the gym (meaning he isn't wearing gym clothes). The trainer is talking to him. So I take off my headphones (there is only 1 other person besides us there). The trainer's first language isn't English and sometimes he is a little hard to understand. They both yell something at me. The trainer asks if I drive a big truck. I realize the guy is the tow truck man. I say yes, the tow truck man says he'll take the boot off my car, and off he leaves. The trainer gives me an ok sign, and I kind of wonder if my car will be there when I finish. Miles 1-3 were really easy, both in my mind and on my HR. I decide to speed it up for the last 2. Still nothing that seemed strenous. Mile 4 comes. The trainer comes over. Now I know my run was easy because we had a conversation while I was running for 2 minutes. He wanted to let me know he was calling the owner of the gym because he was concerned how the tow truck guy got in to the gym (it is always locked unless you have a key card). And if the owner needed to call me, could he? I'm kind of glad he waited until then to ask me all of this, because that freaked me out. I know I run on a TM next to the doors that you can only exit from for my own security reasons, but it really didn't occur to me that the tow truck guy didn't have an access pass. Apparently he wouldn't tell the trainer how he got it. So that did make my HR go up. And I finished the 5 miles. And then I did a cool-down.
After, I walked to my car that was not booted. The parking lot now had 4 cars in it. Tow truck man was nowhere in sight. I got in my car and left.