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
Average pace: 11:42
Apparently, I should be grouchy more often ;)