I just popped my lower back that had been bugging me for days! Woo hoo...
I just had to share that above thought. The boyfriend has been trying to help me pop my lower back for days now, but to no avail. And it just popped and that is a relief. I feel ... adjusted.
And back to some running talk.
The plan: A 4.5 mile virtual run today with Aneta.
The run: An easy 1.5 mile shake-the-sleep away warm-up run. Then, I cranked the speed up a notch after every 0.5 mile or so. The pace stayed between 10:55 to 10:30ish. At the last mile, I ran at a comfortable pace. When I stopped the treadmill after my planned run was completed, I thought, "Why not another 0.5 mile?" I finished 5 miles in 55:15 minutes.
The other factors: I ran a little to The View and Jeopardy. I distracted myself from thinking about the run by engaging in a little Jeopardy myself. Then, a chick came in and parked herself at the treadmill next to me. She asked if I was watching anything in particular and if it was OK if she changed the channel. I told her to go ahead. So, we watched Jersey Couture together and laughed and made a few very brief comments to each other about the show. It was quite fun!
After the run: I got home, showered, and fixed shrimp and pasta. It was a yummy meal that was so easy and quick to prepare. I had made the sauce from scratch some weeks ago using tomatoes and basil fresh from the garden and froze it. I thawed out some frozen cooked shrimp under running water. Cooked the pasta until almost al dente, drain. Toss the pasta sauce and shrimp into the pasta to warm it up, and plate up. Here's a bite for you.