I thought of the most brilliant running invention today during my workout.
I get annoyed looking down at my watch (such a hard problem, I know) during speedwork to make sure that I am on pace. I want somebody to make sunglasses that show you your pace/distance/etc in the top corner of your sunglasses. Maybe the Google Glasses (but like 1/90th of the price) and Garmin should combine and make this product ASAP. Just saying, it would be sweet to just have all of the info right there.
Man, this morning was lame in so many ways and so I kept putting my workout off until it was finally 11 am. I was heading to the treadmill but then my mom told me she wanted to watch Brooke so I could get some fresh air and do it outside. They even came and cheered me on for the first few 800s. I almost quit about 40 times during the first 3 but then I started feeling better mentally and kept going. Our mental game plays such a huge roll and it was wearing me down but I am glad I pushed through it and finished the workout.
Oh, my mantra for today was—> “Boston, Boston, Boston, Boston” It kept me going. Do the work now so that it hurts a little bit less on race day.
My 800s were: 3:00, 2:59, 3:00, 3:03, 3:00, 2:58, 2:59, 2:59, 2:59, 3:02, 2:59 and 2:58. Average of 3:00. I cut the cool-down short to book it back to Brooke so I ended up with 11 miles total. It was crazy tough, I’m not going to lie. Probably one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in an extremely long time but it is done and it had to have made me mentally and physically stronger right?
Came home and Brooke and I ate bananas, drank water and stretched. PS I don’t stage her to do things like this… she watches me pretty closely and loves to mimic.
Brooke has been running around in her minnie shoes/random shoes way too much and I couldn’t handle it anymore. She is putting in some serious miles and needs the real deal. She hasn’t stopped running since we bought THESE.
We then picked up some Cafe Rio on the way home because I needed food fast and ate it out on the porch for some more vitamin D. Steak salad with some tasty tortillas and guacamole.
And now maybe I will think about showering or something along those lines. Maybe.
Also, THIS article made me want to go to a running camp so badly!
(photo from Daily Burn)
What running gadget/equipment/clothing/shoes invention would you love to see happen?
Ever want to try out a running camp? Has anyone gone to one in the past? I want to hear about it!
What has been your running mantra lately?
On a scale from 1-10… how has your day been so far?