Last week's training was just abysmal. Between watching my niece and nephew two days, going to the fair, and leaving for Milwaukee on Thursday there wasn't a whole lot of time for training. I packed clothes to run on the treadmill in Milwaukee, but travel and spectating are hard work and I didn't get anything done. So, I ran a measly 6 miles last week.
After seeing the hard bodies and awesome performances at the USAT nationals, I decided to get my buns back in gear today. The plan was to get in my 2 hour long run that I had missed yesterday. The weather was not so great, though, and I figured I was going to have to do the whole thing on the treadmill. Just 15 minutes into the treadmill, I decided that running two hours on a treadmill is a stupid idea and headed outside. Because the weather was looking iffy, I was going to try to run loops close to home. I changed my mind a mile and a half into the run as the skies were getting really dark, it was starting to drizzle, and I thought my closest option would be running to the school.
I made it beyond the school to the library and needed a bathroom and water break. I thought about hanging out at the library to wait out the impending rain but it still hadn't really started raining yet, so I decided to trek on. I made it just one block before the skies opened up and it was pouring and I was getting soaked. I sprinted up the hill to the pizza place and hung out there for a few minutes until the rain passed. Then I kept running.
I made it almost home and wanted to run more before the skies got dark again and this time there was thunder. I was just inside the comfort of home when the storm began. I didn't get in my full two hours of running but I did do an hour and 17 minutes, 8.82 miles. Hey, it's something and more than I did last week.