It was a great day! The A.M. session went well- aside from one funny incident I neglected to share earlier. The funny incident? As I was sprinting I was not looking at the ground, and as a result I almost stepped on a tortuga (Spanish for turtle). I noticed him (or her) when my foot was about 5 inches from hitting him square on his shell. I saw him just in time to push my foot backward. Unfortunately the repositioning of my foot propelled my upper body forward and I stumbled for several feet- darn near wiping out on my face- before I recovered my balance. It was worth it though. I didn’t want it on my conscience that I split the poor little guy’s shell.
Aside from that my workouts were great- especially my run tonight. When I started my ankles were still hurting from my run this morning. Moreover, the skies were darkened and another storm was coming. However, I willed myself out the door to run, said a little prayer, and headed down the driveway. Surprise, surprise, I ran for over 16 minutes without stopping. At that point it started pouring down and I got worried that my I-pod might get ruined in the rain. Otherwise I felt like I could have gone another 16 minutes. How do I know that? When I got back to my house and found shelter from the rain under the trees I dropped down and did 50 push-ups with no trouble at all- it was like I was 18 again! What a wonderful day.