Friday, January 4, 2008

Last night I ran away from home

I was exhausted.

I was grouchy beyond measure.

I had just come home ~ at 7pm ~ after finishing up the two worst days of work that I have had in 7 years of employment with my company. I have been swamped with the end of the year bunk, but instead I've spent all my time putting out fires and fixing problems due to other people's negligence and/or stupidity. And to top off my day, my boss and I set the timeline over the next couple weeks to terminate two of our employees.

My day SUCKED.

Never in my life had I felt more like NOT running than last night. And that ~ as you all might know ~ is the #1 sign for me that a run is a necessity.

Just before 9pm I threw on some clothes, Garmie and headed out the door in a huff. I purposely left my ipod at home so I could be alone with myself and clear my head.

Miraculously, I felt good and strong the whole way. I had time to think about and process the events of the day, and get my mind wrapped around the chaos that is coming in the next couple weeks.

In the end, I resisted the *Java-Mom-Influence* to keep my run in round, whole number increments :P and just stopped running where I had planned.

RUNNING IS THE BEST.


Grouchy, Clear-the-Head Run:
Mile 1: 12:00
Mile 2: 11:48
.8 mile: 8:57 (11:12 pace)

Total: 2.8 miles
Time: 32:46
Average pace: 11:42

Apparently, I should be grouchy more often ;)

14 comments:

Wes said...

Suweeet!

Marathoner in Training said...

Miscellaneous ramblings of a grouchy runner.. Does not have the same ring to it. Cheer up, and keep running any distance you want.

Flo said...

I am impressed!! Running at 9 pm!!! I couldn't do that if you held a gun to my head :)

Laura N said...

Ah man, those days are the worst. Sorry, chica. Proud of you for getting out there at 9 p.m. to run. You are just fabulous.

J~mom said...

First, I am sorry work has been so yucky! Blah! Can you quit and just come and play with me? ;>P

Next, I simply cannot stop on an .anything. It's just a bad case of ocd. Believe me, I can imagine the freedom of stopping at 2.8 you luck girl.

Jeff said...

Great run -- nice to be able to take your stress out those unasumming running shoes.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

2.8 is great. ARen't those negative splits?? YAHOO

Sorry about the crap, firing is never fun. Hang in there.

Viv said...

So, sorry about the rough day. Man, your right that grouchy run pulled up some great splits, but better yet cleared your mind a bit. Your supah strong, I would have slept my grouchiness off. WTG!

Carly said...

WTG, on running after a craptastic day. Sometimes those days make the best runs....

Pat said...

hang in there. Some days are just bad. hope you two have a great run on saturday.

Cheryl said...

You ROCK! I am so impressed! In the same situation, I would have stayed in and eaten a pint of Ben and Jerry's! :-)

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Chief Wahoo said...

Good contstructive use of the frustrations from a crappy day!

WannaBe5Ker said...

Grouchy is good for your pace...

...and I hope it cleared your head:-)

Peace.