Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Feeling hot, hot, hot

Being back to work full-time is WONDERFUL. I absolutely love my job. I do need to manage my time better and not let workouts get pushed aside. Last night before going out to dinner with Hubs and some acquaintances I went for a run. I went for a run even though I had to stop at home and get my iPod. I had planned to do 30-45 minutes, but that would have left no time for stretching. Instead I did 20 minutes, stretched, and then we rode our bikes to dinner. The bike ride was easy and short, but really nice! 

How far did I go in 20 minutes? 1.48 mile. Yup, that's right - a 13minute30second mile pace. Now I just need to be able to do that for another mile or 2. I am still so bad about giving myself walk breaks. I know it would make me be able to go longer, even if I don't go quite as far. It's just hard to slow down and walk. Tonight I am going to do power pump. If I can get home early enough and am in good shape (it's an outside all day in the gardens day today) I will do another mile or 2. 

I'm trying to figure out if the kind of run I did yesterday counts as a hard day? an interval day? I don't want to overdo it, but I also want to be sure that I am getting in enough challenging runs with easier ones that focus on distance. How do you decide?


  1. Glad you're enjoying being back full time! Hope everything is going well!

  2. Well, can't help you since I've been a total slacker lately on my running! I ran 2.6 miles with friends tonight in 28 minutes. I ran only 3 miles last week TOTAL! :)

    I'm about to print out an August calendar and try to schedule my runs to make sure I do them because I feel so much better when I run on a regular basis!


  3. Thanks Kayla. I think things are off to a good start. I just wish I had a crystal ball so I could see if I am really on track for a 2.5 hour (or less!!) 1/2.