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Mileage Monday

I made 70 miles again this week.

Monday: I’m not sure if it’s global warming or what but our weather has been unusually warm and springy. It’s almost to the point where I don’t feel guilty for how much garbage we put out and that littering my chewed gum has finally paid off. I pushed Callum in the stroller for 10 miles and he fell asleep. Finally the good karma is kissing my ass.

Tuesday: 8 miles on the treadmill but I did that thing where I run really hard for 2 minutes (and try not to get diarrhea) and then recover for 2 minutes and I repeat that cycle 10 times until I negotiate my anus with the poo gods and finally stop. My anus won this match. I’m sure the poo gods will bite next week.

Wednesday: I barely got this one in: 9 miles outside. Amen.

Thursday: I got up at 5:45, drank coffee, went poo and then ran 10 miles and I swear this is the first time I have ever ran before 7 am in my entire life. It’s nothing short of a miracle and I took a picture just to prove it.

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I realize that the moon can be evidence of a night run but you’ll just have to believe me that it was morning

Friday:  Okay, so I wasn’t able to run the whole 20 all in one go. I did a nice easy 7 on the treadmill at around noon, and then tonight I headed out for 13 miles and 8 of those miles were at an average 6:45 pace! No diarrhea this time! I ran the first mile in 7:50, then 6:28, 6:47, 6:45, 6:46, 6:52, 6:50, 6:45 and 6:48. Then I finished it off with a slow 4 miles to cool down. Oh, and I had a pap test today too, which I swear felt like a luxury seeing as I drove all the way into my appointment by myself. No kids fighting, no baby crying. I wore my stick-on eyelashes and grabbed a coffee en route. I’ve never felt so sexy in my life.

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Smooth legs for date day

Saturday: 5 slow recovery miles on the treadmill and then went to a memorial service for a family friend.

Sunday: Just a slow 8 to wrap up the week. I watched “The Other Woman” on Netflix while I ran and two of my favourite quotes from that movie are: “selfish people live longer” and “cry on the inside like a winner.” I decided to do both.

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine March 16, 2015, 2:48 am

    As usual I am amazed by all the miles you can run. Nice job getting out for an early morning run, too! That time my day is my favorite for running.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2015, 7:04 am

      I can see why you like it, even though I felt really sluggish it was still a really peaceful run.

  • Hollie March 16, 2015, 3:44 am

    I am also so impressed with the amount of mileage you are running! Holy smokes! Nice work this week. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2015, 7:04 am

      Thanks Hollie!

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe March 16, 2015, 7:08 am

    Beast mode. Always.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2015, 9:59 am

      Rawr.

  • J@n March 16, 2015, 8:46 am

    Fake eyelashes and a pap smear: sounds like a WWTS post begging to happen! 😉 Love, love, LOVE the pic, by the way.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2015, 9:59 am

      Ha ha! Thanks Jan. The appointment would have been complete had I remembered to bring some wine in a travel mug.

  • Steve March 16, 2015, 9:03 am

    hahahaha….so much of this made me laugh…and then I cried on the inside a bit because I too am a winner. Killer splits on the speed work, Suzy.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2015, 9:57 am

      Thanks, Steve. I’m feeling a little creaky in the knees from that run. You know me… I never used to do anything but run the same pace if I was running 5 miles or 50 so this speed work thing is new to me. I kinda like it.

      • Steve March 16, 2015, 11:23 am

        speed work is a killer but it is the bomb. you are already fast but nothing makes you faster than your former self like well executed speed work.

  • J@n March 16, 2015, 9:29 am

    (p.s. If you don’t write it, can I?)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2015, 10:04 am

      You want to write about my pap test? Or pap tests in general? I can assure you that mine in particular was not at all thrilling, and rather quite disappointing but I will never complain about the two hours that I got to myself. Even my colonoscopy felt like a luxury because I got to sit in a waiting room reading magazines, watching Dr. Phil and doing drugs.

      • J@n March 16, 2015, 10:36 am

        Yours. It would be interesting to write from a woman’s perspective. And in this case the perspective is extremely interesting, if a tad uplifted leg-dominated.

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