Race Day is one month away!
I seriously feel accomplished… well, right now I do. Last night was another story. I don’t know what it was, but I just did not feel like going for a run. There were a zillion things to do at home and I just filled my head with excuses, but I had a run schedule, so I went. And it wasn’t a casual run, either. This was my third 2 1/2 mile run. When I run a new (further) distance, I do it at a steady pace, so I know I can at least finish the run. Then after that, I try to beat my time. Well, I was doing just that, which makes the run harder, and coupled with my mood, I was about to call it quits before mile one. Ugh.
See, this is where I know running is more of a mental thing than physical. Because although my body was telling me ‘NO!’, I pushed through it. My breathing was horrible and I couldn’t find my stride, but I kept going and going. And the closer the ‘finish’ came, the more confidence I had to speed up even more and beat my time. When the treadmill hit 2.50mi, my time was 27:10…. 45 seconds faster than last time, and one minute & 30 seconds faster than my first 2 1/2 mile run last week. Yay! That right there gives me the boost I need to run my 3 miles on Sunday.
|1||3/11-3/17||Rest||Zumba||1m run (10:51)||Rest||1m run (11:23)|
|2||3/18-3/24||Rest||Zumba||1.5m run (17:09)||Zumba||2m run (23:10)|
|3||3/25-3/31||Rest||Zumba||2m run (22:27)||Rest|
|4||4/1-4/7||Rest||Zumba||2.5m run (28:40)||1m stroll||Rest
||2.5m run (27:55)|
|5||4/8-4/14||Rest||2.5m run (27:10)||Body Pump?||3m run (00:00)|
|6||4/15-4/21||Rest||Zumba||3m run||1.5m stroll||Zumba||3m run|
|7||4/22-4/28||Rest||Zumba||3m run||1.5m stroll||Zumba||3.5m run|
|8||4/29-5/5||Rest||Zumba||3.5m run||1.5m stroll||Zumba||4m run|
|9||5/6-5/12||Rest||Zumba||3.1m run||2m stroll||Rest||5k Race!|
I did miss Zumba Tuesday night, but our schedule didn’t allow for it this week, so I was hoping to hit up Zumba Friday night but I think Erin said something about them doing a special Body Pump class instead.. which I’m not sure I’m ready for. Maybe I am? I’ll have to look into it. Either way, I’ll hit the gym on Friday, especially before I chow down on Chinese food with my parents when they drive in for the weekend.
Oh and did you see I took a stroll with Avery last week? The weather was nice enough so I tried a walk/jog mile with him. It went well, except the sidewalks are horrible and I need to put air in the stroller tires. Spring is here though… warmer weather and more daylight = more runs with Avery!
How do you keep yourself motivated to stick to your workouts? Having a schedule that I can flex with whats going on for the week works for me. My original plan was 3 runs a week and 2 cross training days, but I found that 2 runs and 1-2 cross training days are more than enough to juggle with everything else going on. So I made a few adjustments on my schedule to keep it realistic
I am loving the motivational posters online. Is it just me, or is everyone on a health kick lately? It’s great! Here is my latest favorite: