I never accidentally run too fast or accidentally do too many mile repeats or hill climbs but sometimes on my long runs I accidentally run too far because I love it so so very much. Really, running at an aerobic pace for a long time is my favorite thing in the whole wide world (except cuddling with Billy while eating a Costco sized bag of frozen skittles which probably happens way too much).
Long story short I did 27 miles at a 7:48 average pace. No hitting any walls or feeling like death. Sister joined me for nine (ps I am pacing her for a half marathon next Saturday wahoo!!!) I did the first 8 on the treadmill while watching friends and the last 19 outside. It was one of those runs that boosts your confidence and reminds you how good it feels to run:)
I got some pretty funny stares from other runners in their running tights and gloves…..hey, I was HOT after doing the first 8 on the treadmill and it was 42 degrees outside…..you betcha I am not going for fashion or approval, I just didn’t want to overheat and end up in a snow bank trying to cool off!
I learned something new. Taking an ice bath while drinking COLD chocolate milk with glutamine makes you REALLY COLD. But you gotta do what you gotta do to prevent soreness right?!?!
The rest of my day includes meeting up with the gorgeous JEN, going to Tangled with the Neices and Nephews and watching BYU slaughter San Diego State. Oh and a trip to Costco and CAFE RIO. Boom.
What is your favorite: Long runs, speedwork, hill work or races?
-LONG RUNS sing to my soul, the other stuff makes me hurt so bad!
When have you been the coldest of your whole life?
-One time skiing it was SO incredibly windy and I am a loser and didn’t wear enough layers and I thought I was going to freeze to death!
Tell me one of your latest ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!! Brag about yourself……it can be about work, family, school, exercise, a race….I want to know what YOU are proud of!!!