I guess I should thank the Day Light Savings people for helping me get up and at ‘em this morning! Although I was exhausted last night, I woke up fairly easily this morning. First up on today’s agenda…VOTING! I had big fears that there would be long lines at the polls, so I got dressed, made some tea, and drove the 1/2 mile down the road to the polling site. There was a line for electronic but not one for paper, so I went with paper. I caused a bit of a commotion when I submitted my ballots by trying to submit 3 instead of 2. Apparently, 2 judges ballots stuck together and I had filled out the front of one and the back of another. (No judgment people, it was EARLY). I fixed my mistake, but then something had to be done with the other ballot and my ballot had no initials, so it needed to be signed and stamped before I had finally voted and could take my sticker. I felt terrible for being so high maintenance and the woman in line to vote actually asked me with concern, ‘Is it really that complicated?’ I was home by 6:30 to warm up some oatmeal for breakfast. I do want to send out a sincere thank you to all of the volunteers working at voting booths throughout the country today! It can’t be an easy job and we appreciate you taking the time to do it.
After breakfast, I had was scheduled for a 6 mile run. I hit the path with plenty of sunlight although the weather was brisk. It took me a few miles to feel warmed up and get into my flow, but my mile times were steady right around 8:40. Typically, my last mile back home is the slowest, so I made a goal to get back to my driveway no slower than my previous miles. I completed miles 5 and 6 in 8:29 and 8:32 respectively finishing my 6 miles in 51:49. What a great way to start the day!
Unfortunately, my foam roller has not appeared, so I stretched my legs on the curb and made mental note to hit the foam roller at work. That doesn’t always happen, but hopefully I can find a few minutes to roll out my legs today.
I need to hit the shower and get my lunch packed up before heading off to work. I have some leftovers from last night’s dinner that I am excited about!
A quick update on the plank challenge…
I was able to do a 2 minute 45 second plank last night. It was brutal and I am gearing up for 3 minutes this Friday.
How is your week starting off?
Did you make anything for Peanut Butter Month yet?