A little bit faster now

This was a great running weekend!  I was telling my dad that the benefit of having a one room apartment is that I can’t avoid the treadmill.  It is always in my line of vision and so I spend all morning knowing that I have to get on it.  I keep negotiating with myself about what my workout will be, I’ll just walk today, I’ll run 3 miles slower, I just want to get it over with.
(Breakfast toast-which later got some almond butter and heather’s jam and a microwave poached egg-total fail)
The third usually wins.  I got on the treadmill and started running at the same pace as yesterday when my pants were bugging me too much because they were too big.  I could have finished the run, but decided why bother, and I switched to a smaller pair of pants.  Yay!  That’s totally an NSV.  I got back on the treadmill and accidentally pushed the treadmill to 5.2.  It didn’t feel different than 4.8 so I went with it.  I finished in 23:47.  Yay!
sausage stuffing-5
(lunch was leftover sausage stuffing)
In less exciting news, Dan’s grandfather died Sunday morning.  It’s times like these that I wish we still lived in D.C.  His granddad lived a great life, he just celebrated his 95th birthday and lived independently for his entire life.
(a pile of meat.  We recreated the steak from last night.  YUM!)
Dan’s going to be able to go out for the funeral(thanks Sally and Kevin).  I need to stay behind to work.  I’m glad Dan will get the chance to see his family.
(we also had a baked potato. now I’m stuffed)
Do you negotiate your workouts?  Do you go slower for longer or faster for shorter?