I have a great idea, if you are bored right now and you kind of like my blog….
I was nominated at Fitness Magazine for Best Running Blogger and you can vote for me HERE. My mom can only come up with so many different names to sign up under so that she can vote for me over and over again…help her out:)
Random things that I found yesterday when I cleaned out my car include: 19 bobbi pins (I really did count), one bag full of garbage (including at least 30 gum/candy wrappers), yarn (I don’t know where it came from…Billy do you have a new hobby you need to tell me about?), shampoo, conditioner and body wash (must not be mine), 7 Habits For Highly Effective Teens (I like the teens version better) and black gloves (if you left these in my car let me know).
Thursday night used to be known as The Office night but now it has changed to yoga night. Why can’t every workout end laying down on a mat with the lights off?
All day long I had been thinking about making a ginormous sandwich for dinner. When I got out the lunch meat that expired in November and started to put it on my bread Billy made me throw it away, something about you should probably really follow expiration dates when it comes to meat.
Instead I made a salad with breaded chicken and everything else I could find with a yogurt (not my favorite flavor) and a grapefruit.
From my last post about treadmill runs there were a few people that mentioned they really dislike the treadmill. I completely understand and agree 10000% that running outside is so much more fun than being stuck indoors. I thought I would post some of my treadmill running tips for when you are forced indoors to make it a little bit more fun.
1. Wear the right clothes: Since there is no wind while running on a treadmill you are bound to sweat big time. I usually wear a technical shirt/tank and shorts.
2. Have everything you need right there: Water, chapstick, fuel, more water, your phone, a towel, extra bobbi pins….anything you need so that you aren’t tempted to cut your workout short to go get something and never come back.
3. Test yourself: See what you can do. Play around with the numbers. I used to love doing a warm-up followed by increasing my pace each minute and seeing how fast I could go (don’t overdo it of course) then I would go back to my base pace for a few minutes and then try it again to see if I could go faster the next time. Try out some speed intervals, I think you will surprise yourself with your SPEED!
4. DISTRACTIONS: TV, music, podcast, rubix cube…whatever you need to distract yourself a little bit so you don’t feel like you are a hamster.
5. Play around with the incline! Here is an awesome pace conversion chart that shows you what the equivalent to running at a certain speed with a certain incline equals if you were running on a flat surface.
6. Take this time to focus on improving your STRIDE RATE. You don’t have to worry about curbs or cars or dogs and so you can really focus on counting your steps and aiming for 180 per minute.
7. If running on a treadmill is extremely tough for you than as you are doing it remember that. Take advantage of it and think about how you are doing something that is hard for you and that it is going to make you mentally tougher if you stick it out and finish your workout. If you can run miles on a treadmill just think how easy it will be mentally when you are free to run outside again:)
What is the most random thing in your car right now?
Do you throw things away as soon as they expire or do go by smell/taste?
Thursday night= _________ night?
What are your tips for treadmill running? Ever play around with the incline?