Good morning ya’ll. It was another early morning for me today, although my workout didn’t exactly go as planned.
Dennis has an interview this morning in the Raleigh-Durham area and was supposed to fly out last night, but his flight was cancelled (no idea why) and rescheduled for 7 a.m. today. SooOooooO, I got up at 5 and dropped him off at the airport at around 5:45 (luckily we live 5 miles away) and went straight to the gym…got there at around 6. I was envisioning a nice, brisk walk on the Treadclimber since we were up kind of late last night and I was only running on about 6 hours sleep. However, I forgot that there’s only one that works right now, and of course, it was taken. Refusing to get on the elliptical (God knows why, I was being stubborn I guess) I tried this treadmill that looks like it’s made for trail walking/running. It has a much harder/thicker/rougher surface than the treadmill and it’s wider. So I jumped on and ran some hills.
This machine KICKED MY ASS. I had the incline at 3.0 and I started running sprints, moving up from a slow jog (6.0) to a minute “sprint” at 7.0 for 30 seconds, then 7.5 for another 30 seconds. This only lasted about 10 minutes. In total, I ran 2.0 miles in 19:30 minutes and was so wiped that I barely was able to walk for another 5 minutes for a cool down. I then did some ab work and lifting on the balance ball (I love those things!)
I really need to have some patience with myself and realize that I’m never going to be speed racer. I’m not fast, I’ve never been fast, and I really don’t know that I ever will be. I’ve been training for the past 10 weeks or so much harder than normal and I’m still only running my long runs at around a 10 minute mile. So instead of getting down on myself, I’ll just be grateful that I have the ability to run. I hate being so competitive sometimes!
Before I took Dennis to the airport I had a cup of Green Monster:
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 tbsp flax
- 1/2 cup Almond Breeze
- a handful and a half of spinach
It was very thick..I need to use less spinach.
After the gym: overnight oats with:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup 0% Greek yogurt
- 1/3 vanilla soy milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tbsp PB
No time to upload pics, sorry!! I’ll be back later :)