Tell me something great about your week!
First awesome thing about Wednesday : New Runner's World! It is a happy day when there's one of these babies in the mail box. ;)
"Hey Lola, I'm going for a run now...."
Wednesday is always semi-long run day for me. It was a chilly run for sure, which means Vaseline took part in protecting my skin. That would explain my super glossy face. This isn't my Runner's Glow.
I ran in two different neighbourhoods for a very rolling hill run. I also wore multiple layers which made me feel once again like a parade float. :S
1hr 15 min
8:13 avg. pace/mile (5:06 avg. km)
When I got home from work today, I was utterly exhausted and longed for Saturday morning. It appears this first full work week of 2014 didn't want to go down without a fight. I really didn't think I had the energy to go run.
Something magical happened when I scarfed down a few pitas and some hummus after school as a snack. I felt re-energized and headed out. The roads were completely clear-finally! It was chilly, which I think makes me run faster lately in an attempt to get the run over with quicker. ;)
I ran the first mile at an easy effort and managed to clock in under 8 minutes??? Weird. It felt more like the mid 8s. Then I decided that I would run 'outside my comfort zone,' because as we all know: that's where the magic happens!
With each mile I ran some hard fast efforts in a Fartlek style with recovery runs in between. The Garmin was going the entire time with zero breaks for walking/stopping. Basically a steady run with fast bursts. Each mile got progressively faster, much to my surprise.
|I love a Run that feels awesome from start to finish. <3|
7:19 avg. pace/mile (4:33 avg. km)
I refuelled immediately when I got home after pushing my muscles. There is a whole load of different berries with kale and spinach in that shake! It sure was amazing. :)
Dinner included roasted chicken breasts, Kale Chips, Garden Salad, roasted vegetables and some pasta salad. I'm still loving that Thai Seasoning that Heidi introduced me to. Thanks! I like to put it on Kale Chips with Sea Salt.
REST day! And also my teaching partner's birthday. I brought her in a Tall Blonde Roast Coffee with a Birthday Cake pop. :)
I am usually double fisted at work: Coffee in one hand, water in the other. :)
This fantastic mail was waiting for me in my mailbox when I got home today!!! Only 100 more days to go until the Big day!
Janice posted these super funny Runner Questions on facebook the other night and I was L'ing OL!
Seriously, how many of these have you been asked??? LOL
What was your last awesome run?
Thanks again for spending some Friday time with GGR. Have a wonderful evening!