I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly. It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep because my dreams are bursting at the seams.
-Owl City, "Fireflies"
LOVE that song. It just makes me happy and want to sing at the top of my lungs. You know what else makes me happy? The picture to the left...red leaves. I LOVE red leaves. They are gorgeous. It just makes me so amazed that there is such bold color out there. *sigh* Ok, now onto my main topic: running, yo!
After a really rough/annoying/tough/crappy last two weeks of "non-running" running, I needed a pep talk from Coach Fish. We talked on the phone for about a half hour and I told him I needed a swift kick in the butt to get back into my usual routine. Send me a training plan, Coach Fish! And that he did. :) Aren't Uncles great?
The plan is this: Run 2X a day...
AM run is an easy easy 20 minutes. Did I mention easy? Ah, thought so. ;)
PM run is most likely going to be a treadmill workout (20-30 minutes) of either A) 1 minute at 15 degrees then 2 minutes at 3 degrees - repeat until done B) 60 seconds at 8mph then 90 seconds at 6mph all at 2 degrees or C) relaxed run at 3-4% incline.
Also, my weight training Coach (aka my husband Travis) is getting me back into my routine again. Today I did 5 reps of 8 bench presses using just the bar. Then some tricep work with a 15 lb dumbbell. Grrr!
Yesterday I did a barefoot walk on the treadmill for 1 mile (18:30 min) at a 9% incline. It was interesting because my socks were dirty from the 'mill, but you could tell where I step! (Yeah, I was in jeans. Ha ha!) My poor little toe and second-to-little toe! Looks like those piggies see more impact than the rest. Interesting!
This morning's easy 20 minutes was PERFECT. The weather was clear and I had to get a pic of the sun, even though it turned out to look like the moon/twilight. Cool huh? It was just a beautiful day for a run.
My PM run was the super hilly treadmill (option A). Wow. I ran at a 9:45 pace, but duuuuuude, it was tough! And then coupled with my lifting with Travis and J...I'm spent. Now it's off to soak in some Epsom Salt.
Two more things:
- Again, congrats to Noah on winning a movie night
- Be sure to check out thriv and become a member of their e-mail list for a chance to win a free workout tee!
I'M BACK ON TRACK! Ready, Set, GOOO!! :)