My goal this weekend was to break 5 miles during a single run, or at least that’s what I told my co-worker who inquired about my training at the end of last week. Saturday morning came and I wasn’t feeling it. I didn’t feel like doing much of anything, then Shane started making a list of things we needed to get done. He needed to get a few things from Home Depot, we needed to finish his sister’s birthday present, then he made the comment “I should probably go to the gym – I know I would feel better”. Unfortunately for him, that statement meant that we were going to the gym if I had anything to do with it.
So off we went on our little mid-day gym date (after waiting an hour for his gym clothes to finish washing/drying – so high maintenance). Sixty minutes later, I had hit 5.02 miles and was profusely sweating. But I felt awesome!! After that, my knight in sweaty armor took me to look at paint at Home Depot then for a protein refuel at Chickfila. Who says romance is dead? 🙂
(excuse me while I pick out my Halloween costume)
High points so far: FIVE MILES!!
Biggest challenge: Back to the mind game – it is a constant battle to keep myself running. The little lazy voice in the back of my head is all like “No, Leah, stop…you’re tired and need to rest.” Lazy ass.
Next goal to accomplish: Running a 6 miles in an hour!
Things I’m excited about: Learning some new stretches – all this forward motion takes a toll on you.