So today I woke up, and despite the miserable heat and humidity decided that I really needed to go for a run. Baltimore is coming fast, and although my countdown has been down for a few days, I'm pretty sure that I'm down to right around 100 days. Well, there is a beautiful spot south of Alexandria where I like to run called the Dyke Marsh. Yes, I realize the connotation but hush or I'll kick you. (yes I'm feeling fiesty today... read on to find out why... )
Anyhoo, I did my usualy walk to the first mile marker, which is just a little over a half mile, and then started to run. When I bought my new running shoes last week, I also purchased the Nike+ ipod, which I have to say is very helpful. With the chip in my shoes, I no longer have to worry about relying on mile markers to help me and I actually really enjoy the information I was able to get from it. Anyway, the chip told me the mile marker is actually .6 of a mile, so I was just about right. So, at the mile marker, I started to jog. Well, it didn't take me long until I was absolutely spent, I mean literally. I felt like there were lead bricks in my stomach and my legs just didn't want to move. Chris spent a little bit of time yesterday after the workout going over Pose techniques, and I swear I really tried hard to lean forward, but my running felt horrible. After a little over a half mile I stopped to walk. Walk? Walk? Seriously? Yeah, I know. I've mentioned that I've felt like Poo this week, but seriously a half mile? I was trainwrecked. All around me there were men and women with the baby strollers, you know what I mean, where they run and push the buggy thing... they were PASSING me. Talk about not good for the self-esteem. I just felt deflated. I turned around and headed back for the car.
I just didn't have it in me today. I felt awful, I couldn't breathe, no human should sweat nearly as much as I was... I quit. Plain and simple, I quit on myself today. I ran most of the way back, and actually wound up finishing, according to the very LOVELY woman on my I-pod who talks to me, with 2.41 miles. My goal today was to RUN 3. I walked ran less than that. Boo. According to her, my average time was 14:30, which I suppose given that I was walking parts of it, is truly not that terrible. But I just felt rotten that I could not meet my goal today. Well, after I left the marsh, I headed out to help my sister move. I wanted to stop at Old Navy on the way back because they were having their sail on on flip flops (only $1) and so I stopped. Well, after browsing for about an hour, I went out to my car to head home since I have to be at work soon. Well, guess what. I turned the key, and nothing. I got a clicking noise that sounded like me taking something plastic against bicycle spokes. No turning over, nothing. So there I was trapped at Old Navy. Luckily my roommate came to get me and bring me home, and luckily I'm still inside the 3 year warranty on my car.
So, I called roadside assistance and the very nice lady sent a tow my way. Unfortunately they are towing it to the dealership, and I could not wait for them to come, so I had to give them my plate number etc. This means that I will be without a car until at least Monday. I'm not happy about this. I'm also not happy that I called the dealership and tried to tell them what was going on and they kicked me to someone's voicemail. This is why I stopped going to that dealership when I needed work done on my car. I always talked to someone's voicemail. Grr... so all in all, it has not been a great day. I did get my flip flops though. That's always a plus... :(