6 miles in 1:00:16, yesterday morning. They felt easy. But, 10 minute training miles are fastish for me. I felt strong. I felt tough. I felt like the Georgia Publix Half Marathon this weekend might not kick my behind.
Then I got on Daily Mile and read Run with Jess' post. She ran 6.02 miles in 1:01. She called them easy miles that felt taxing. Admittedly, I felt a bit deflated. I'm ready for 10:00 miles to be my easy pace, not my boy am I speedy pace. It may also be time to stop comparing myself to others who are training more and better than I am.
Monday night was yoga night. I consider P90X's XStretch to be yoga enough sometimes. Most of the Youtube yoga I have are less than an hour, and I can watch TV and XStretch at the same time. I had worked all day, and was proud of myself for doing anything post job.
A's last basketball game was Saturday. She rested on Sunday. She came home from school on Monday, ready to workout. One whole rest day after a tough season of basketball? I tried to talk her in to taking one more day off, especially to rest her ankles. Instead, she did P90X Plyo (a tough cardio/jumping workout).
Wa wa wa...XStretch made me feel like a total wimp. What was that about comparing myself?
Tuesday afternoon was spring cleaning. Since A has so much energy, she got to clean two bathrooms while I did just one. We've been neglecting this house for most of basketball season. What, you don't avoid cleaning bathrooms?
I griped about American Airlines in January. It's only fitting that I take a minute to compliment United.
I'm flying to Richmond, VA, in April (through O'Hare). I booked my ticket a LONG time ago. Yesterday, I received an email that my flight would leave Portland two hours early, giving me a THREE hour lay over in Chicago.
On a whim, I checked United's website and found a flight out of Chicago that would reduce my wait to just over an hour. And I would get in to Richmond two hours earlier.
Ready for an argument with the ticketing agent (I refuse to pay any more $$$), I called and requested they move my second flight up, since they changed my first flight. Guess what? No questions asked, no additional charges, and the second flight was moved up.
Well played United, well played.