This morning I was complaining to my mom about how I didn’t want to do my track workout. It isn’t the speed aspect of track workouts that I don’t like because I like going fast but I think it is just the ‘going around in circles for way too long and going a little crazy’ thing that turns me off to them. She reminded me that if I want to hit my goals in running I have to do the workouts I don’t want to do and to just change my perspective about them and enjoy them instead of dreading them. It worked.
My mom gives good pep talks. Let her know if you need one.
1.5 mile warm-up and then 6 x 800 (twice around the track). My coach wanted me to do them at a 3:10 pace and if I could go faster at the end then to do them faster. In between each 800 I did an easy lap around the track and finished with a 1.5 mile cool-down.
Total of 7.25 miles.
I also did 10 strides (30 yards at about a 6:45 pace) with my shoes off at the end. I think this will be my last time doing shoeless strides until May because I still haven’t regained feeling in my pinky toes (okay, that might be a little dramatic but that grass was cold). You can read HERE a more detailed version of how I do my track workouts.
Oatmeal isn’t my favorite food (I would much rather have a bowl of cereal) BUT it is the best when I walk in the door cold from a morning run. This is the kind I have been having lately. Maybe I just need to top it with some Frosted Mini Wheats or something… now that would be good.
Brooke is pretty thrilled about her boots. PS do you see her top tooth coming in?
My friend and I were out and about doing errands and when we were trying to figure out where to grab lunch she mentioned the grocery store salad bar. I was a little skeptical at first but oh my goodness… it was the perfect salad bar and it is less than a mile from my house. This is going to get expensive real fast. They also have a soda machine within steps of the salad bar. And a candy aisle.
And just because I have to show you her guilty face:
PS I feel like you should try these at least once in your life. I mean, can you go wrong when combining candy corn (delicious) and oreos (delicious)?
LOVE this quote that a friend sent.
Oatmeal fan? What kind? Do you top it with a bunch of stuff?
Favorite (non-running) quote lately?!
How was your run today? Give me some details:)
Warm/cold/windy/rainy/perfect….what is it like where you are today?