HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!!! Did YOU run today? Even if you ran out the door because you were late for work…I’ll take it 🙂
If you consider yourself a runner, did you get your badge yet?! Here’s mine:
Also, Happy Hump Day! It’s one of those weeks that I don’t really process what day it is. Yesterday felt like Wednesday, today feels like Tuesday. I’m just glad I remembered when to wake up for my Wednesday workout (1 hour earlier than Tuesdays) and made it out with door with pants on. Sheesh.
Today’s run was an “easy” 5-miler. With my 10K coming up on Saturday there’s no sense in pushing myself through a speed interval run 3 days before. Unfortunately, I only ran 4.42. When I hit Mile 4 my legs just ached, my foot ached, so I said “that’s enough”. I’m not sure if I need to retire my current pair of shoes or if I’ve just been picking up the pace/mileage a lot more recently. Getting injured before I begin marathon training is just silly. It was still a great run, regardless. After my run I rocked out some weighted squats and forward/backward lunges. I wasn’t as “leg focused” in the weights department because I want my legs to feel rested come Saturday. Ab workouts were added instead, followed by a hard 30-minute interval bike session.
Yesterday was a great workout – Tuesday Boot Camp Conditioning followed by a great 2.2-mile run with some workout buddies. We ran it in 18:45. Faster than last time and it felt slower. Go us! Great cardio day.
Now, even after a nutritious breakfast, I’m already starving. It’s going to be a long day full of “food struggle”. Aren’t those the worst?! Granted, some days I feel “hungry all the time” when I’m just bored, tired, or stressed. But today is a legit day where I can’t get full, even when eating plenty of protein & fiber. Wish me luck, friends…I’m going to need it!