I got up on time for my morning run but I was sleepy and phoned it in and went back to bed. Yeah, I felt a little guilty but not as guilty as the YMCA membership that I've had for almost a year and haven't been using.
I finally made myself get out in the crazy heat.....
Fall? Are you out there? Please come soon and bring some rain with you.
Made myself go to the Y for some dreadmill time. Oh no! I forgot to bring music! Yeah, there are TVs but no sound unless you bring earbuds. So for 30 minutes I get to watch the tv and try to read lips. lol
I start my run. It's supposed to be an "easy" run according to the schedule so I set the treadmill to a 12 minute pace and start.
Five minute intervals is what I usually run. This time I got to 5 minutes and thought, "I'll just run 5 more minutes." I get to 10 minutes and think, "I'll run 15 minutes. That's halfway. Then I'll take a break."
Fifteen minutes show up and I figure I may as well just go to 20 minutes. After 20 minutes I decided I'm so close to running the whole thing that I just went ahead and ran it.
Yay! I ran the whole 30 minutes and felt like I could have kept going. HUGE accomplishment for me. I know it's a bit easier to run on a treadmill but I was very happy that I could do this and still feel great! That's a big change from just a couple of months ago.
30 minutes, 2.5 miles, 12 minute pace.
Even though they keep the air conditioning pretty cool in there, I got a nice sweat going. My shirt was soaked! I tried to get a picture but you can't really see much except the sweat hanging off my chin. LOL Gross!
I didn't feel like running yesterday but I'm so glad that I did because I felt fantastic afterwards!! Bouncing off the wall fantastic!!
And it was a good thing I ran because I gained 4 pounds over the weekend. oops. It'll come off this week.
Hope your Monday was great too. And really hope you are getting cooler temperatures than we are here! Ridiculous, I tell you.
Oh, forgot to tell you. I was leaving the Y and got a compliment on my running shoes. The turquoise Newtons. I got them after Shelley got hers. Now I'm conscious of what I wear trying to make things match. LOL The Shelley influence. Chuck says now I have to "fashionize" all my workouts. Thanks, Shelley!