I hope you have had a terrific Tuesday and if you live along the east coast, I hope you have your shovels handy yet again! We have another Wednesday storm coming our way.......What is up with the Wacky Wednesday Weather?!
Our Sunday night dinner: Chicken Ciabatta sandwiches, roasted broccoli, sweet potato and carrots. :)
Okay, so I always read the Hungry Runner Girl's Blog and comment on her posts quite often. She gets hundreds of comments every day! Which means that I was stunned when I saw that she replied to one of my comments! :D Super sweet Shout out! She even told me she hopes I have a great day! :) We are now BFFs.....she just doesn't know it. ;)
My Monday afternoon began with a Physio appointment to check out this knee of mine. It was a little tight following my run on Sunday.
I was super tired on Monday, since I woke up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and couldn't get back to sleep ...... you know, until it was time to get up. :S
I was actually thinking of grabbing a coffee on my way to Physio, but time didn't permit. When I got in there I noticed a hot beverage vending machine. I was about to plunk some change in when the secretary said, "No, they're free!" Day made!!!! I may go to Physio every day now. :)
The run felt crazy good and I believe it was because I didn't put pressure on myself to hit a certain pace or beat a specific time.
I didn't go to Yoga tonight because I had a few things to do and I had a hard workout to complete that involved Speed---Eek! Speedwork makes me nervous and excited all at the same time. The planned duration involved a 10 minute warm up, 4 x 800m intervals with 400m recovery jogs in between, followed by a cool down. Gulp.
I thought very hard about the 'stretch of road' I'd perform my speedwork on, since I preferred not to go to the track. The tricky part was to get a 0.5 mile stretch of road with no interruptions. :S I finally decided on one that was pretty conducive to intervals.....Other than it being dark and I wasn't sure if there were black ice patches lingering in the shadows. :0 You just gotta watch out for those things!
The pace I hoped to hit them at was somewhere between my 5k and 10k pace. Here is a breakdown of the run:
Heads up: When you are doing speed work, you may wonder
- Why you are doing it?
- if you will die!
- if you will puke!
- What other people driving by think you are running from?
- What would happen if you slipped?!?!?!?!!??!!!?!?
- And, how 800m could possibly feel so long!
- Lactic acid build up
- And Jello legs. Yep. This WILL happen.
If you like Reese Pieces, you will like this. You're welcome. :)
And here is yet another picture of my food. This dinner was actually very yummy. Roasted Chicken breasts, broccoli and brown rice with veggies.
While I was doing 'Speed Work,' Lola was doing 'Sleep Work.' So typical. <3