My Day in Numbers

Number of times I hit the snooze button – 2
Cats I almost tripped over in the dark – 1
Cups of coffee – 3
Number of suicidal rabbits I encountered on the way to work – 2
Number of customers I wanted to slap – 1 (It was a slow day!)
Frogs I had to chase out of my office’s lobby – 1
Hyper dogs that have driven me crazy today – 2
Miles run – 3
Temperature at 5:30 when I started my run – 97
Heat index at 5:30 when I started my run – 104
Number of pounds of water I lost in a 31:40 minute run – 1
Squirrels I saw while running in the park – 9,000,003
Number of heart attacks I almost had from thinking I was seeing a helicopter almost crash – 1 (I live in farm land. I have seen the yellow cropdusting planes all my life, but I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a cropdusting helicopter until today!)
Number of loads of laundry done – 2
Mosquito bites on my feet and legs that have made me INSANE today – 11
Weeks to marathon – 20!!!

More numbers dorkiness:

According to Galloway’s Book on Running, temperatures of 80-85 degrees will put you approximately 20% slower than your goal pace. If I ran 3 miles in 31:40 on a 104-degree day, does that mean I have a 25-minute 5K in me when it gets cooler?????

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12 thoughts on “My Day in Numbers

  1. Hi Pam,
    I am just tired reading about your day:)_

    The mosquitos have been bad here too! Hopefully it will start to cool down soon so that we can all start to run normal again:) Take care!


  2. Ooh… I think so. That's quite fast if you could do a 5k in 25:something.

    I have so much respect for you going for a full. Not sure when (if ever) I'll want to take my running to that level. Just a couple more months of the scorching heat. Which will work out well for you and your long runs.


  3. Will you puhleeeeze do the 100 push-up challenge too??! Laura from Boise-full Life sent me a 6-week training plan:

    It's weird. I can run marathons, but somehow a 6-week training plan for upper body strengths seems hard. I have such weak arms, and therefore no confidence in this! You should do it, too!! Please!!?!


  4. We're a few miles away from you in Missouri. The temps this week are terrible. Getting ready to go out for an early 7 miler and I can feel the humidity already and haven't left the house. Good Post!


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