Yes that would be a temper tantrum. I really thought about crying. I was exhausted from 2 nights of not sleeping well and the day we just had. But I was also mad at my husband and I wanted out of the house. So I did. I changed clothes and got out of the door before I could think about it.
I felt damn good with the avg pace of this run. :) I started off refusing to look at my Garmin. Just run. I really was mad so I think that's how I managed to keep up a fairly good second mile. About a week or so ago I ran into my neighbor and he talked to me about intervals. I had been thinking of doing intervals for some time now, but I'm lazy. No lie. He said it really helps the pace. So somewhere just before the end of mile 2 I decided to do it. Running on the backroads I used the telephone poles as markers. I ran "fast" from one to the next, then slow to the next one, then "fast" again. This is what saved my mile 3 from being slow. I finally set my Garmin to beep at me if I get below an 11:40 pace and it sure did beep at me during mile 3. Especially when I went up the one and only hill near my house. But I tried to repeat a few intervals. I thought it would be more obvious in my Garmin stats, but it's not. Maybe cause they weren't long enough and I probably didn't vary my pace as much as I felt like I did.
You can see some hills and valleys there near the end in the pace and the cadence. So I did do something. I was sure huffing and puffing when I was done!
I just can't tell you how proud I am of myself for doing this run. It would have been so easy to lay there and keep reading. I feel like these kind of days are going to keep me successful. It's all abotu consistency.