Every run doesn’t have to be awesome. This mornings run was the exact same distance as Wednesday’s run but today there was a creepy eyeball with a side of a really large forehead and it was 9.5 minutes slower than my run yesterday.
A few years ago (okay, okay only about 1.5 years ago) I pushed myself in every run. My goal was to either try to do the same pace every run or do it even faster. I didn’t run as many miles each week as I do now but I got hurt all of the time (from running, not falling down the stairs like lately) because I pushed my body every time I ran. Today I kept thinking about how great it felt to slow down and enjoy it rather than feeling the need to push myself every time I get on the treadmill. I am almost getting too wise and mature about running.
Speaking of speed:
I saw this workout in Runners World and I really want to try it even though speed work scares me. I am going to try to get to the track (there is one within .2 miles of me) one of these nights that Billy is home but if not it will be done on tready.
I finally made a lunch that wasn’t just toast and cereal. I was feeling the need to actually ingest some nutrients so I steamed veggies, had a baked potato and grilled some chicken. All topped with either bbq sauce or ketchup but not both because that would just be weird. I also had an apple with peanut butter because I was still hungry.
Sour patch kids in the background to reward myself for eating my veggies.
It is very cold today (I have already lost my Utah thick skin) and so this was completely necessary:
3 tips for the best hot chocolate:
1. Use milk instead of water (if you drink milk).
2. Leave the marshmallow bag right next to you with easy access to the marshmallows so that you can refill often.
3. Use a spoon so that it is easier to eat multiple marshmallows at a time.
4. Tip I haven’t tried yet but I will tomorrow: Fill the entire mug with marshmallows and then drizzle some hot chocolate over the marshmallows.
Have you ever suffered from ‘I MUST go fast every run’ syndrome. What about the ‘I MUST PR in every race I enter’ syndrome?
What was the most nutritious thing that you have eaten today?
When was your last speed workout?
Favorite vegetable to steam?