Thanks for all the Fartlek advice. It all boils down to: I'm an idiot. IF I ever venture into speedwork again (a big huge giant IF), I can promise you I'll be doing it a little differently. NOD's BF says it just proves how badly I need to work on speed.
In other news:
My mom fell headfirst down the stairs in her house early in the a.m. Thursday morning. She had to be transported two hours from "Mayberry," West Va., to the UVA hospital in Charlottesville, which is where I've spent the past two days. What a fantastic hospital, and what great care they've taken care of her. She was pretty badly hurt, but no broken bones amazingly enough. I'll be heading back there on Monday, when it's time to look for a skilled nursing facility. Any of you who have gone through this know how hard it is. It's even harder when you live three hours away.
Let's just say my parents weren't so big on advance planning. Or any planning.
Anyway, Happy New Year everyone!
I'll be back, with resolutions and races, and all kinds of good stuff in the New Year.
So stick around.