My love for SPEED has become apparent in three very distinct ways today.

1-Got pulled over at 5 a.m. for going 11 over the speed limit and not using my blinker when there is no other car on the road for miles besides a copper.

“Did you know you were speeding?”

“Yes, officer I am SO sorry, I will NEVER do it again.”

“Why were you speeding?”

“I am on my way to the gym to get my speed workout in before work…..I am training for Boston.”

“Really, that is so cool….that is my wive’s ultimately dream”…….talk talk talk talk for ten minutes about running.

NO TICKET or even a warning, more like a high-five:)

I wanted to take a picture of him for the blog because he is so awesome but he said no.

2– AWESOME speed work out.  I felt so good and was so happy to run. Here’s how it went:

Mile 1: 8:20— Mile 2: 6:58— Mile 3: 7:53— Mile 4: 6:53— Mile 5: 7:53-— Mile 6: 6:53— Mile 7: 7:53—Mile 8: 6:48—-Mile 9: 7:47—Mile 10: 6:53—–Mile 11: 7:53—Mile 12: 6:41— Mile 13: 7:00

13 miles, 1% incline

Basically I just switched from 7.6 miles per hour to about 8.6 miles per hour every other mile.

I was a red mess.  But a really HAPPY red mess.  Love me some speed.


This is me without self-tanner on: My shirt matches my face and the hair horns attacking the world….don’t be afraid, just try to help me with my hair.

3-My final need for speed: I packed my gym bag SPEEDY and forgot an important aspect.

A bra.  Sweaty sports bra all day long.  I am a little bit cold, but it reminds me of my kick a work-out.

No picture for this one, sorry.


Did you have a need for speed today?

Do you like speed workouts?  What is your favorite speed workout?

-Usually, I would much rather do a long run than a speed workout but those faster miles were so much fun.

When was the last time you were pulled over and why?

-Before today I was pulled over for a rolling stop at a three-way stop sign in the middle of nowhere.  Awesome.