5 at 5

Today was my long run for the week. I am on week 4 of 26 for my CIM training. I have to say I have been doing great! I also have to say it ย hasn’t been easy, especially today. 5am wake up calls are not something I enjoy, but I had to run 5 miles today and had 3 options:

1. Wake up at 5am to run

2. Run this afternoon when it will be 100+degrees

3. Run 5 miles at the gym on the treadmill

I figure option 1 was best. I also had a staff meeting at work this morning so if I don’t get to sleep in anyway I may as well get a run in!

I was pretty tired, then I was pretty sweaty…and tired. Difficult 5 miles today. Check out my course on Garmin Connect:

Marathon Training Long Run – 5 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.

Oh crap, just realized…my first picture looks like grumpy cat. So NOT attractive! Eh, that’s what you get at 5am!

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Nice thing about running that early is there is pretty much no traffic, and I get to take nice sunrise pictures

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Last Saturday was a rest day but I felt like running, so I ran 10 miles (check that out too!! Marathon Training Long Run For Fun – 10 miles by haleymg at Garmin Connect – Details.) After the run my toe was a little sore. When I checked out my toe it was a red. Then I had a look at it yesterday and it is pretty bruised. Never happened before, but it doesn’t really hurt. Does this mean I’m a real runner now…or does it have to fall off to count? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Maybe it will come off in 1 of the 2 races I have coming up this month. First is the Buffalo Chips July 4th 5 miler . This race is free, so obviously I’m going to take advantage of that! The next is the Davis MOONlight Race . If the weather that day is going to be anything like this week its not going to be fun, but I’ll finish. If I don’t pass out. You get a beer at the end, so that alone is worth it – as long as it’s not Coors or Budweiser.

Have a great week all! Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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2 thoughts on “5 at 5

  1. Wow, it’s flat where you live!

    I have a toenail that’s looking ugly too. I’m pretty sure it’s going to fall off. It’s gross, so of course I keep showing it to people.

    • It is flat! Which is too bad cause I do like hills.
      I show off mine too & will even more if it falls off! ๐Ÿ™‚

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