Ok. So my hiatus is over. I think. Today I headed to the YMCA to do my short run on the treadmill and follow that up with weights and abs. I hit the treadmill hard. I decided I wanted to see how fast I could run a mile. I usually just stick with my 9 min pace, regardless of race distance. I somehow have it in my head that I have to SAVE myself for the end. Like that last ditch effort to the finish will do any good. I have to learn how to give a little bit more through out because as my old X-Country coach used to say, if I have that much kick at the end then I wasn't running hard enough the entire time. Anyway, I wanted to see if I could run a mile in 8 min. And I did! I was dripping sweat but I did it in 7:34! How fun is that! And it was my third and final mile too! So I am motivated to get back out there and do my speed work on the track and push myself a little bit harder.
Then I was off to the weights, dripping with sweat. Nothing like cruising into the free-weight room all sweaty. I don't dare assume the looks i get from all the dudes in there is due to me looking hot. But who knows. ;) Either way, I did my squats, lunges, calf raises, dead lifts, upward rows, decline, bench, and a crazy shoulder workout that my husband gave me (OUCH!), abs, and obliques.
It felt good! i really like doing weights and I like how I feel so sore afterward. It hurts so good!
Well I am back on track and have renewed my commitment!
1. I am grateful that my son is feeling better.
2. I am grateful that my hubby has requested time off to go to our friend's
wedding in Vegas! yippee!
3. I am grateful that I have a sweet camera and a good friend who loves to go and
practice taking pictures with me!
4. I am grateful for my Garmin 405.
5. I am grateful that I love living here in Tacoma!