I am working from home today, which is always a nice thing when I can be here, shift things around as I need to, and Addie can be safe and sound at school. Obviously, as you could tell from yesterday's entry, I love Addie, but it is really difficult to get things done when she is here. So hopefully I can fold some laundry, do a little cleaning, write, work, etc. Being home should help me be able to get all of those things together. I at least have really high hopes for being able to get a few things done today. It will absolutely make me feel better.
Yesterday I managed to get outside and go for a run. It was about 33 degrees at lunchtime, so I got dressed in my warmish running clothes (tights, a turtleneck, hat, throwaway gloves) and headed out for a run. I made the decision to not worry about pace. I just wanted to run at whatever pace was feeling good at that time. So I hammered through a few miles (4, in fact) on my own. Splits ended up being really great. They went as follows:
Mile 1 - 8:40
Mile 2 - 8:35
Mile 3 - 8:34
Mile 4 - 8:27
So as you can see, that was a pretty good run, I am quite pleased with that. It is definitely the fastest outdoor run that I have had since Addie was born. I am super pleased with the average pace. And although it was not necessarily as long of a run as I wanted it to be, it was a solid one, so I am comfortable and happy.
I really needed that run yesterday. As you can see from the entry that I wrote yesterday, I just needed some opportunities to escape my office and try and relax a little bit.