Picture taken to attempt to show you that the wind was blowing my hair in my face the entire time.
Because of a crazy morning, I just wasn’t able to get to where my friends were for the workout so I did the workout on my own. It is so much harder for me to do workouts on my own but I just kept telling myself that the mental strength I was building was worth going out and getting it done even though my bed sounded much better.
I’m just going to talk about things in bullet point format because I have no idea how to tie all of the things in my head together;)
*The workout called for 7 x 1000m (with equal time recovery jogs after each one). I haven’t done 1000m repeats since 2019 so this was definitely a change for me. My body has started getting used to the tempo stuff but the shorter repeats felt like I was using completely new muscle groups.
*Seven sounded like a lot of repeats so I focused on just doing ONE at a time and not thinking about how many more I was going to do. I kept repeating pickup pickup pickup pickup to my feet during the intervals and that seemed to really help me to pick up the pace too.
*My goal heading out was sub 6:00 for the repeats but I finished with a 6:11 average pace for them (average of 3:50 for the 1000m). It’s OK to be wrong and make a goal bigger than what you can do because it isn’t a problem to not hit the paces BUT reaching for faster paces makes us run faster than setting too small of goals and settling!
*While I was running I was thinking about the fact that I would have no idea how far 1000m is if I wasn’t a runner… Like where every porta potty is within a 5 mile radius or what running shoes are made of and the differences between each piece of foam that goes into a Brooks running shoe:)
*I just ran back and forth on a road for this workout which would have been so boring if it was just a normal run but for some reason my brain can handle that for a speed workout.
I thought that setting Skye up with some drawing materials would mean I would have a shower alone ha… that lasted for 5 seconds.
The first half of the day was a rough day in motherhood world BUT there were definitely some great moments too.
So proud of sitting in a big boy chair.
These two are really into chess playing together!
Chicken fajitas for dinner and clearly I went a little heavy handed with the guac on the first one I made for myself because that one in the back sadly did not get as much love because it was all gone.
And ice cream straight out of the container for my dessert.
Tell me any random knowledge that you have because of running that you wouldn’t have if you didn’t run?
What was the last dessert that you ate?
What have you been eating after a run lately?
Tell me about what your run/workout is today!