Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Week in Review: September 30, 2012

Monday:  Rest Day
Tuesday: 55 min walk
Wednesday: 30 min walk
Thursday: 30 min run, walk, run (No stats for today)
Friday: 30 min exercise bike
Saturday: 30 min walk
Sunday: 1 hr 11 min run/walk/run   5.52 miles, Pace: avg 12:53 min/mile

Today was my longest run ever, 5 1/2 miles.  I have to say, I was really nervous about it.  I was supposed to run yesterday, but my husband and I got a babysitter and had a "date day".  So, instead of going for a run in the morning I was playing with my kids, getting organized, and getting ready.  It was so worth it!  We had a great day shopping for fireplaces, pot lights, flooring, and bought new living room furniture.  (I know, doesn't sound romantic, but it was lots of fun). If you can't tell, we're about to embark on a renovation.  We live in an older home and have lots of updates to make in our kitchen and living room first.  I'll be sure to share before and after pictures with you as we go along!

This morning I woke up and it was cold, dreary, overcast and drizzling rain.  I found myself convincing myself of all the reasons I couldn't go for a run: I might catch a cold, slip in the mud, bla,bla,bla.  In the end, I waited it out and after lunch the weather improved.  I started off around 2:30 and the temperature was close to 20 C.  Warm!  I ran 5:2 intervals, occasionally upping it to 5:3 or decreasing it to 5:1.  After the first half, I started feeling stronger and stronger and finished with a negative split!  Whohoo!  I know for all your seasoned veterans, 5 1/2 miles is nothing, but for me, it was pretty exciting!
Here's a picture from my run.  Hill-training definately isn't in my vocabulary right now.  Congratulations to everyone who ran the Tower of Terror 10 miler this weekend.  I can't wait to hear about, I love the medal!!

Question of the day: Do you remember your first "long" run? 

1 comment:

  1. hey hi nice Blog..
    I totally remember my first run, it was not long though, but very exhausting :)