As I mentioned yesterday, my hubby stayed home. We did our P90X - Plyometrics workout at 9am and I had the worst headache. (I went to bed with a wet head, and it always produces a headache the next morning. I should have known better.) I did the workout, but Plyometrics is hard and I slacked. Hubby did a great job!! I know... I watched him the last 15 minutes from the couch.
I decided to eat my lunch earlier than usual (a can of tuna with a little lit mayo, 1T of cheese, and almonds) so I could run with Baby A since we had a heat wave of 40 degrees. We did 4.5 miles but it was so much harder pushing the baby jogger. When my Garmin FR60, Lola, beeped that I had completed the first mile, my time was 12min. I REPEAT - 12 MINUTES!!! I couldn't believe it - most of it was up hill with lots of wind, but still... that was bad. Knowing this I consciously decided to run faster. At mile two when Lola beeped, it was 12.36. I ran even slower - WHAT?!?!?!
Okay, so now I am mad. I REALLY make an effort to run faster and this part is mostly flat. Mile 3 was 12:10. Better but still awful. At this point I am so
Three plausable conclusions:
- My 7 snow days really put a damper on my time (despite having 2 other runs that seemed normal).
- I suck at running.
- The baby jogger adds 2 minutes to my time.
Also, my knees are starting to bother me. The last mile it seems like I could feel the bones rubbing together. I had surgery in June 08 to replace my ACL and repair my meniscus in the left knee and need an ACL replacement in my right knee; but my Orthopedic Surgeon said that your ACL does not affect your running ability. Maybe my legs were just cold.
I will keep you posted. I know that I need the surgery on my right knee, but who has 6 weeks to lie around and do nothing? NOT ME!
Do any of your run with the jogging stroller and if so, does it affect your time?BTW: On my title graphic, can you find me? My sister didn't see me, so I thought maybe no one understood why that is the background to my blog title.