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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🙂