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.
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(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!
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(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.
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(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.
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(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?