I woke up and got on Instagram (my absolute favorite) first thing and I am glad I did because after seeing a bunch of different people do some hard workouts it inspired me to attempt a speed workout. I was also short on time and so I needed to do something quick and I was craving a ‘sweat in my eyeballs’ workout.
1 mile warm-up
6 x .5 miles fast (I did mine in—> 3:07, 3:11, 3:11, 3:11, 3:11, 3:05) with .5 mile recovery jogs in between each one.
Normally, I would do a cool-down mile after this but I didn’t have time today.
This was extremely hard for me, it has been a very long time since I have done speed work.
I had to keep repeating to myself for each one that I can do ANYTHING for 3ish minutes. When doing speed work just focus on the repeat/interval that you are doing at the time. Don’t start thinking about how you have x more to do. Stay in the interval that you are doing (or you can also think about how awesome you are for already doing the previous ones). Thinking about how many more you have to do is scary when you are pushing yourself to the max.
There is nothing like the feeling after finishing a hard (for you) workout.
Now that I am not living with my parents and being able to run before Brooke wakes up in the morning means that things are going to change a little bit:
-Workouts will probably be a shorter than they used to be (besides my long runs).
-A LOT more treadmill miles and jogging stroller miles.
-Luckily, my mom and sis are the best to babysit when I need to get out for a run.
I will miss my running partners a ton because I will be missing out on the early morning runs but… on Friday nights I will probably sleep at my mom’s house so that I can still go running with them early in the morning on Saturday and get back before Brooke wakes up!
Brooke is already loving inviting her friends to the pool and then over to our house to play in her room.
Lunch was a good one—> I filled up red pepper halves with shredded chicken and broiled them for a little bit and then topped them with bbq sauce and garden tomatoes (isn’t it crazy how garden tomatoes are 4 trillion times better than store bought tomatoes?!).
I am pretty sure that buying this couch was one of the best decision of my life. Anytime brooke is napping or after she goes to bed just know that I am sitting in this extremely comfortable spot (although, my sister did say that anytime she comes over this is her spot).
PS I will do a little apartment tour once all of the furniture is in.. that will be in a few more weeks!
Mac or PC?
Do you follow a lot of runners on Instagram? Does social media inspire you to workout?
Favorite spot in your house/apartment?