I've had a great running week. Funny that I would say that because I've only actually gone out twice. Running is so much a mental game though and if I have a good run mentally for me that means I've had a pretty good week. Not to say that I usually have bad runs mentally... but you know what I mean.
On Tuesday Rachel came over for dinner to visit with my grandparents. After dinner I convinced her to go for a run with me. She's been running 3 miles 2-3 times a week for a few months now. I knew she could do 4 but I knew she just needed a little push and a little motivation so I convinced her to run 4 with me. This is going to sound super snobby but it is so nice running with someone slow. It was so relaxing! I wish she had let me talk to her though... she turns up her music really loud so she can't hear me =/. Running her pace makes me realize that when I tell myself I can slow down I'm not really slowing down. When I'm really struggling I give myself permission to slow down and then I usually find I'm still struggling - no wonder, slowing down by 30 seconds/mile really isn't that much.
Here we are post run - notice our flashing lights :)
On Wednesday I went for a 10 mile run. I don't know what Florida is thinking but it must be thinking it is another state... because April in Florida should not be this cold. I promise I am not complaining but I was definitely not expecting 48 degrees as the starting temperature for my run yesterday. I PR'd again!!! 1:18:18 - only by about 30 seconds but I'm just amazed at how quickly I am improving. Average pace was 7:50! 2 of the 10 were just over 8 minutes.
Bathed in cold water (cause Dad took all the hot water) after a cool run and then downed a frozen smoothie...
Nope, I'm not choking myself.
I.AM.FREEEEZING - Story of my whole day
Time crunched? Not a problem. I am the queen of multi-tasking. Hairdrying, foam rolling... TV watching? Oops, you can't actually hear the TV.
I have also been known to:
Watch TV while doing workout videos
Watch TV while taking a bath.
Well, I hope you all have a fabulous day! Pray I get some motivation to go running later today. If I do, this week will seriously be an awesome running week.
It also might be a good idea to pray I don't spend a fortune when I go shopping this morning with my mom and grandmom. :)