As I was leaving work yesterday, I got a text from the hubs that the pig was still outside. So on the way home, I was planning our photo shoot and our new life together in my mind. I got home 15 minutes after hubs, ran my ass over to the neighbors to claim my big pig…and he was gone. Just like that.
Goodbye sweet piggy. We could have been something.
After yelling at hubs for not getting the pig when he got home, he asked me what I was going to do with a gigantic stuffed animal. I didn’t really think that one through since I wasn’t interested in rational decisions. Anyway, it’s probably for the best. Or so he says.
After the pig ordeal, I texted Linda (my personal trainer) to see if she wanted to meet up for a run. Right now, Linda is feeling fat so she’s on a mission to lose the 10lbs she gained over the past several months. By the way, this is what Linda looks like when she “feels” fat.
Yeah, I hate her too. You should see her pictures when she did competitive body building. Some things in life are not fair. She is one of them.
Anyway, when Linda gets serious about working out, I get a running buddy back! We haven’t run together much since we trained for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon together over a year ago.
(That’s my all-time favorite medal by the way. It’s a surf board magnet and bottle opener.)
We headed out to the scene of the almost crime and ran 4 miles at a 9:51 pace. Now if I could only shave 51 seconds off that pace…
The last 1/10th of a mile, we sprinted between a 6:30-7:00 pace and it suuuucked. I could have used about 5 more lungs to suck in oxygen and maybe an extra hand to slap myself so I never do that again. I really need to get back into speed work.
What type of runs work best for you to increase speed?