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Good Weekend Long Run

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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.

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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!

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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 :)

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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 :)

Saturday Workout!

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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!

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