The sun was shining, and I just felt happy to be out there. Usually, I grumble about it and just go get it done, but I actually tried to enjoy the moments of my run yesterday.
I ended up going out just shy of three miles before turning around (if I was to keep going in order to hit three, I would have had to cross a busy road).
At mile 3.11, I looked at my Garmin to check on my pace--I had hit a new PR for 5K distance, with my time at 25:40 (previous best was 25:44). I still had almost three miles to go, and I still felt good. I pushed myself pretty hard, and certainly wanted to slow down, but I felt good.
I reached home at mile 5.67. The "type A" in me wanted to run around the block and call it an even 6 miles, but I restrained myself and just called it what it was. ;)
After my run and shower, Jerry and I took the boys and went out for a little bit. We stopped at a house that my parents have been working on. This is a long story in itself, but here it is in a nutshell: My dad's friend was stricken with Guillain-Barre Syndrome several years ago, and it was (is) really severe. He's been a quadriplegic ever since. Anyway, the caretakers at his house were horribly unprofessional, and trashed the house. There was graffiti everywhere, garbage, clutter, and just STUFF. The house was completely trashed, and he had to be moved to the hospital because of his living conditions.
My parents asked their church and some friends to help them clean up this house so that it's liveable again. So my parents, along with the members of the church, and some friends who are great carpenters, have been putting LOTS of time into painting, redoing wood floors, replacing cabinets and appliances. The carpenter-friends even bought brand new appliances with their own money!
The whole thing has just grown to be really awesome. So yesterday, Jerry and I stopped over at the house to take a look, and it looks great! I saw the before pictures, and it looks like a completely different house.
While we were out, Jerry got pulled over for speeding. He hasn't been pulled over in years! The cop wrote him a ticket for impeding traffic, which has a fine but no points on his license. Not as good as a warning, but the ticket was deserved, because Jerry was speeding. It was a small section of road that was 25 mph, and he was going 39--the cop said if he wrote the ticket that way, it would have been 3 points!
After that, we went to JoAnn Fabrics so I could pick up a couple of things. My mom gave me a gift card for my birthday, and I decided on a fun project--so I needed the supplies. I've acquired way too many race t-shirts, and I rarely wear them; so I've decided to make a quilt out of them! I spent the afternoon cutting them up (it was SO very hard to make that first cut!) I've cut them ALL except for two sweatshirts, which I wear all the time.
|This is just a few of them... I think I have 20-25 altogether!|
Last night, I went to the CPR/AED/First Aid certification training class. It was a breeze! I had to take a first aid course in college, where we spent ALL SEMESTER learning the same stuff in great detail. In that college course, we had to master our rescue breathing down to the breaths per minute (we had to hit exactly 100--not 99, not 101--100. If we didn't, we failed). We were certified after that course, but I never kept my certification current.
Yesterday's class was so relaxed and basic (considering it was only 3 hours, versus the entire semester in college). So anyway, now I'm certified again, and ready for RRCA coaching certification next month!