Monthly Archives: May 2011

Back on the Treadmill…

TM: 3 miles – 27:28, 9:09 pace then walked half a mile

It was incredibly hot at school today and my classroom was almost 80 degrees all day.  My violin was sweaatttin on my neck all day!  I had my favorite overnight oats for breakfast and threw together a salad for lunch.  My salad had tons of quinoa (so filling!) hard-boiled egg, carrots, flax seed, strawberries, pickles and some other stuff.  It was actually okay, but could have been a lot better if I made it the night before! After school I taught private music lessons from 4:00-6:00 and had to motivate myself to get on the treadmill when I got home. I’m soooo glad I did, because I finally had a successful run after the marathon! (Even if it was on the treadmill!)

After school and sweaty! My hair looked so much better this morning…

I ❤ my treadmill today!

During my lessons I decided there was no way I was going to run outside at 6:00. It was still over 90 degrees and I am NOT used to running in that kind of heat yet! I haven’t been on my treadmill in a long time because I avoided it as much as possible when training for the marathon.  I just thought it would be better for me to run outside, even through the winter.  I’m usually horrible my first time back on the treadmill because I always feel like stopping. Does anyone else feel like this? It will be half a mile and I feel like walking… I don’t get it.

Tonight I waited a little before I got on it and watched E! News to catch up on some celeb gossip.  Nothing too exciting.  I usually get on the treadmill without a plan, but tonight I thought I would push myself.  I feel like I am in such a pace rut because I ran at a 9:45 pace to train for the marathon so much.  Tonight I started at 6.2 mph and increased by .1 every quarter of a mile. I got myself up to 7.0 and then came back down by .2 every few minutes. I really got a workout! I am not a naturally fast runner, so I have to push myself to run a fast (for me) at least once a week if I want to get out of this pace rut!  I do have to look back at my pace even a year ago when all of my miles were over a 10 min/mile pace.  I have definitely gotten better and I think my goal will be a faster half marathon this fall.

Dinner yum yum!

Dinner was so good tonight! Shrimp tacos!  I used soft tortillas, grilled shrimp, black beans, corn, salsa, cilantro and a little bit of cheese. So good!

I’m so excited for tomorrow! I was asked by www.marathon-girl.com to write a guest post!! Me?! I feel like a mini blog celebrity already! (Well, maybe in my head)