It’s been a showery, humid, dank and clammy day–it was not hot, but the humidity was up there. Running this morning was out of the question–pouring rain, and Thing 1 and I had to visit his college to register for classes. Lucky for me, the rain stopped about mid-day, the Mister was able to catch an early train, and I got out the door at 7pm for my 6 mile on/off run–a 2 mile warm up, then 10x 45 sec at 7:45 pace and 45 sec recovery, then a 2 mile cool down.
I wear glasses for distance, but usually don’t run with them (unless it’s sunny; my aviators are prescription). I think I see better in the morning, because tonight, everything was a blur! When my garmin beeped to tell me to begin my intervals, I thought the pace was 9:10. It wasn’t until the 3rd set that I realized the 9:10 was actually 7:45 (I know, way off). I also thought I only had to do 6 sets, but really, it was ten. I can’t blame my eyesight on that, though, just bad reading skills. Anyways, after two slow sets, I did hit my paces, which pleased me to no end, especially since I have so much trouble adjusting to the warmer, more humid temps.
As an aside, Thing 1 and I had a great day at his college–Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He met with his advisor, picked his freshman seminar and desired classes, signed up for a meal plan, learned that potentially he could place out of his language requirement (by taking an exam in Japanese), and that even if he wants to study physics and math, there are opportunities to study abroad. He met a few other students with similar interests, one who had even been to the same concert he had attended this past weekend. The last thing he did was sign the matriculation book: