After a bad day at work, I came home and was all about "Nah, I'm too tired/ I need a coffee first...coffee equals I have to run to the loo all the time...conclusion: No run for me today". I started cooking dinner, then my stubbornness came back and there was no way I would skip my run today. If I started with this skipping, the old sloth might return. So I switched off the stove (dinner was already half done), put on my gear, grabbed my mp3-player with my new wonderful around-the-ear-earphones (no more readjusting during the run!), met my BF in the door, told him to finish cooking and off I went.
I listened to "The Infinite Monkey Cage" (topic: codes) and this definitely distracted me and made me run a lot faster than my German podcast on sperm donation on Tuesday (4.95 km in 33:33 min) . I enjoyed the run a lot, felt as if I was running faster than usual, changed my route slightly in two parts and stopped at 32:05 min. Due to the changes, I had no idea how much I'd run but it felt great and I recovered very quickly. Back at home, I mapped my run and....PB!!!! 5.022km in 32:05 min! (Last PB was 32:11 min for 5.003km) Tonight, an average kilometer took me 6:23 min. I calculated how much I needed to run 1 meter and found out that I had hit the 5 km at 31:52 min (Unfortunately, I didn't stop the at that time but I never know where the 5k-mark is on my route.)
I'm so happy about it especially as I didn't really try to do a new PB. It just felt good so I kept going in the faster pace
Aaaand two more wonderful things that happened today:
1) Dinner was ready when I came home from my run
2) I signed up for a 5km charity run on 14 September and got the confirmation today... Now I'm getting a bit of cold feet but that's another story.
I think I'll have a glass of wine now to celebrate my new PB!
As you all see: A bad day can still turn into a good one! Happy running to everyone!