Confession: I did NOT run 7 miles on Friday like I planned. But in my defense, I kinda sorta maybe have a good excuse…
Reason: My weekend workout plans were to run 7 miles on Friday night, do yoga Saturday at 12:15 since my fave instructor just started teaching a Saturday yoga class at my gym (he usually teaches yoga at a ton of other places, but since I already pay the Lifetime membership, I cringe at having to shell out more $$$ for classes somewhere else – even if it would probably be worth it…), and then I was going to do a long – 10 mile – run Sunday morning. Well! Since it was someone’s birthday this weekend, he took the weekend off from teaching classes. Which meant workouts for the weekend needed changed around a little because I was not going to take a chance on his sub and I already know the Sunday morning yoga with Walter is good too. SO. With all of that being said, I decided I would do the Sunday morning yoga, which meant I would do my long run Saturday. And since I wasn’t about to do my 7 mile run Friday night and then 10 miles Saturday morning, I just took it off. That meant I had 2 rest days this week anyway, which is usually how I roll. <deep breath> And that is my excuse for not doing 7 last night. The end.
Well, it’s not really the end. I mean, I did do my 10 this morning. Just finished actually. And now I need checked into a mental health clinic. Why? Well because it was 14 degrees this morning and I thought about waiting for it to warm up a little so that I could run it at Antrim park, but I didn’t want to wait until noon. And even at noon, it was still only supposed to be 19 or 20 degrees. Oh my gosh, I feel like I’m writing a whole chapter in a book just explaining all my reasoning for my workouts this wekeend…! N-E-ways! I found a website to download some audio books onto my tablet and I decided I was going to brave the treadmill for my 10 miles. While listening to an audio book. THAT should help right?!
I had my pre-run breakfast.
And let me just fill you in on a secret – this coconut sugar is the BOMB on toast! SO much better than regular cane sugar! Oh, and I had 2 cups of coffee with girl scout cookie creamer. <gasp> Yes, still chained to creamer…
I did the first 5 miles at a 10:00 pace Then tried to get a little faster in the second half of my run, but while my legs felt strong and ready to run fast, my chest and lungs were failing me fast. I had quite a few walk breaks. Drank some Nuun. Ate 2 Clif shock bloks. And finished 10 miles in 1:42 for an overall pace of 10:20. And now I need checked into the loony bin. Actually, on the real though, the audio book REALLY helped and I love John Grisham. And putting a towel over the screen helps too because then you can’t watch the seconds and miles creep by slooooooowly. And on a positive note, that was the farthest I’ve ran on a treadmill, so I broke a new record! I think that deserves a prize! Shoes? Bottle of wine? Chocolate? No, definitely a pizza.
So that’s my life yesterday and today and I’m stickin’ to it. And I’m LOVING this weekend because I have bankers hours and I’m off Monday for the “holiday”. I keep forgetting, and then when I remember, I smile and say, “thank you, Jesus!”. It’s the little things…
Anyone listen to audio books when you run?
What is the furthest/longest you have ran on a treadmill??
I am thankful today for:
~the pizza i’m about to OD on