...said the body to the TriSaraTops.
Had to stay close to home for my run this morning, and I don't know why, but it was so awesome. I had to SLOW MYSELF DOWN. Huh?!?!?!??!
For real. I really had to hold myself back.
Maybe it was Sweet Brooks Comeback Shirt?
Could be my new iPod nano and my new purchase of tunes, including Kanye's "Stronger," which pumps me up big time?
Could be a nice run along Lake Erie with no breeze, 37 degrees and sunny?
Man, it just CLICKED today.
I finished 8 miles in a negative split. Average pace 9:23/mile.
For me, that's like, good and stuff. That almost makes me able to keep up with ESpeed on her really really slow recovery runs!
I think the little bit of fartlek/tempo stuff I've been throwing in, combined with dropping a few more pounds, must be contributing. Coach Kara told me when I was preggo and slow about all these studies showing women about 6-12 months postpartum coming back stronger than they were before. Then I saw Paula Radcliffe won NYC this year just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter.
You know what's EXACTLY 10 MONTHS TO THE DAY AFTER JAY-Z'S ARRIVAL?
Steelhead 70.3, baby.
So clearly, that means I'm going to WIN Steelhead.
But I think it means that setting some lofty goals this year like I have isn't too totally crazy and insane. It's a little insane, but not quite Britney Spears insane. So that's good.
All that time last year when people were telling me to ENJOY being pregnant, stop fighting it so much, be slow and happy, and know that I would come back faster...and you know who you are...um, yeah. Go ahead and say I told you so.
It's not the first time I should have listened to others who had been there before. :)