It was awesome.
I changed clothes and headed out to run in the business park, which was quite peaceful. Sometime before the first mile clicked off, I decided to run a 5k for time. It was tough in the cold, but I posted a new 5k PR of 24 minutes flat. I think that the idea of getting back to my desk quickly pushed me to move my feet faster.
I scurried back into the office and followed all of Kelly and Erin's advice for work running: toweled off, blow dried my hair, added fresh deodorant and re-did my make up. I then hydrated and had a late lunch at my desk. From start to finish I was back at my desk in less than an hour and I must not have looked as bad as I thought because no one said, "Gee, Kels, you look like you've just hauled ass around the office for a half hour." I felt super productive and focused at work this afternoon too. Perhaps a placebo effect, but I'll take it.
When I left work, I decided to my it a double and go for my second run of the day, this time, at the gym. Because I'm doing the Ragnar Relay this summer, I need to get used to running on tired legs after resting for some time. And what's the different between sitting at a desk and sitting in a van?
And to cap off a banner day, I came home to a mysterious package. Fresh LUNABars in peanut butter chocolate protein. I like protein, and I love both peanut butter and chocolate (as well as free), so this is pretty awesome.