It took some effort to get myself outside yesterday for longer run, but I did it! I had high hopes of doing a 6-8 mile run and I did 7 WITHOUT WALKING! This is major for me right now!! I tried to not look at my Garmin the entire time and just told myself to feel comfortable. I was happy that my average pace was 9:45 and felt easy.
Colby went for a bike ride and found me during mile 6. I think that is why that was my slowest mile. He stayed with me for almost a mile and I talked to him while he rode next to me. I told him he could ride home when I had my last mile because it was windy and he was cold. I picked it up a bit for the last mile and felt great!
I think this was my secret weapon for my run! I usually run with my little iPod shuffle, but I don’t really know how to control playlists on that little thing and all my BODYPUMP music is on this pink Nano that I take to the gym. Our gym is launching this week and I’m teaching the new 87 release this Tuesday and Thursday night. I went through the entire release (except for cool-down) in my head while running and I didn’t mess up! I know the choreography and feel ready for the classes this week. It really kept my mind off the actual running and I think that is why I wasn’t tempted to walk at all! I also made myself stay at a comfortable speed because once I was a few miles into it, I knew I didn’t need to walk at all… even the hills :)
You can’t tell too much in this photo, but I got a nasty blister on the inside of my foot from my run. I’ve been getting them when I run longer than 3-4 miles. I decided that maybe it has been a little tooooo long since I bought a new pair of shoes (Brooks Adrenaline) so I ordered a pair online tonight. I’ve been running in the ones from last January! My new shoes are PINK and should be here in 2 days :)
Happy Saturday! I am feeling good after my first week back to school teaching this week. I taught BODYPUMP by myself both Tuesday and Thursday. I have a mini running goal in mind for a shorter race coming up at the end of September, so I am adding running back into my workout schedule next week! I’ve just come to terms that I usually take summer off. I hate running in the heat, so I am okay with the break each year.
Colby is training for the Baltimore Marathon, so he was scheduled to run 16 this morning. I decided to run as much as I could and that ended up being 5 miles. I love my Brooks, but I think my insoles are bothering my feet. I end up with a blister in the same inside of my arch every time I use them! I took it easy on my run and tried to keep it slow (around 9:45-10:00 min pace). I took a few walk breaks, so my overall pace went down. I was okay with that because I need to ease myself back into it!
After my 5 miles in the sun, I got back and did CXWORX. It always amazes me how hard that 30 minute workout can be! I haven’t done it in a while, so I was dying during all the planks!! I need to do CXWORX more often!
Have a good weekend!