Phoebe is one smart little kitty. She's been waking me up every day at 6:00 on the nose, in the most annoying way possible. She knows that I scold her when she claws the carpet, and usually, she's very good about scratching her scratch pad instead of my carpet.
Recently, though, I wake up to the sound of her clawing the carpet in my room. When I yell, "Phoebe!" she runs out of the room. Then I start to drift back to sleep, and she does it again. When I lift my head up to look at her, she gives me this look that says, "I dare you to get out of bed and stop me!"
Since I don't want my carpet turning into shreds, I get out of bed and feed the cats. If I close my door, all of the cats go nuts and try to get inside, so I can't lock her out. She has me trained very well. ;)
The boys had their third and final day of football day camp today (just a couple of hours each morning). I put on my running clothes before I took them to the football field. After I dropped them off, I decided to run an out-and-back route from my car.
I had four miles at easy run pace (8:55-9:53) on the schedule today. Out-and-back routes are easy to do on the fly, because you don't have to worry about making the run too long or too short. You just run out for half the distance you're going to cover, and then turn around and run back.
My legs felt very heavy today, and it was discouraging to see my pace. A couple of miles in, I switched my watch over to see my heart rate, and my heart rate was in the high part of Zone 3, so I knew I was working at the right intensity. It wasn't super hot or anything, so I don't know why my pace was sluggish. I guess it was just an "off" day for me, which happens sometimes.
When I got to the turn-around point, I thought that if I kept going, I could do a big loop that I estimated would be about four miles. So I nixed the out-and-back idea in favor of exploring uncharted territory (at least as far as running goes).
Around three miles in, my legs finally started warming up and feeling a little better. It turned out that I had estimated the loop route distance very well! When I reached the car, my watch showed 4.06 miles.
Yesterday, I had my food all planned out. After dinner, I had used 26 PP, and then I planned to have a glass of wine and a Dove Promise--like I do every night. I was reading my book, and couldn't put it down. I kept telling myself (and Jerry) "One more chapter!" We usually watch a show together after the kids are in bed, and that's when I drink my wine.
Well, I was so into the book that I skipped my wine completely last night! That never happens. It looks like Lisa Gardner is going to be my best friend this summer ;) I went to the library's website last night to request the first book in the series (I'd read the fourth book, because I didn't realize it was a series), and it wasn't available! It's an old book, so naturally, I assumed it wouldn't be checked out. But it's not due back until the 26th. So I just requested the second book for now. I don't think it matters much if I don't read them in order. Just as long as I am engrossed enough to stop focusing on food!