The treadmill won again today. I am way too afraid to run in the dark by myself. You gotta do what you gotta do and that meant I was sentenced to doing my workout on the treadmill. My running partner is going to be back in action starting tomorrow which is really great because I am craving an outdoor run with a lot of good girl talk.
10 x 45 second pick-ups. I did a few miles for a warm-up and then started. These pick-ups aren’t meant to be sprints but I like them because they get your legs really moving for a little bit.
I needed all the spicing up I could get today.
With each pick-up I increased the speed a little bit and took 45 seconds of running at a slower pace in between each one for recovery. Started at 9.0 mph and my last one was at 10.5 mph. Ended with a few miles for a cool-down = 10 miles of mainly an easy pace other than the pick-ups.
And the song that I listened to for each and every pick-up. Once I find a song that makes me want to run fast I just put it on repeat and go for it.
My calves are still super tight lately so I have been putting my Tiger Tail in my bag and taking it everywhere I go in case I have a chance to roll them out throughout the day.
If you are wondering what Brooke is pointing to in the above picture it is a little dog. This little dog (right by the sidewalk) was chilaxin in our front yard for a little while and tempting me and Brooke to go out and get a dog for ourselves today. A dog would be a really good birthday present right?!?
I told you, it is a good thing that I bring this thing with me. Good thing that Paige doesn’t judge me.
Yes, I know. I really need to wash my hair.
And now Brooke copies me by dipping her fork into the salad dressing and then putting it onto the tortilla.
The reason I love gloomy days: You feel like it is a requirement to stay inside for the rest of the day in pajamas and drink multiple cups of hot chocolate.
Last thing to tell you about in this post:
A few times a day Brooke will randomly lift up her shirt and point to her belly button and then do a little giggle of relief. I think that she worries it is going to disappear or something and so every time that it is still there when she looks she gets really happy.
Are you afraid of running in the dark by yourself?
Dog owners: How did you decide on getting the breed of dog that you have? How long have you had your dog?
Favorite song to run to lately?
What is the weather like where you are at today?