I’m feeling pretty good today becaaauussse- I had a great run!
Workout: This morning’s run was a 21.33 minute jog, with only 2 minutes of walking! Before I hit the pavement, I decided to take my friend, Amy’s, advice. Yesterday she told me when she was training for her first 5K, she limited herself to 2 minutes for walk breaks. No more than two minutes. I thought that sounded like a great goal, since I seem to have fallen in the habit of completely recovering from jogging, before jumping back into it. So, with that in mind, I pushed myself to keep going until I felt I was absolutely losing form and completely out of breath. I made it to around the 15-16 minute mark before falling into a walk for the planned two minutes. Two minutes turned out to be plenty of time to catch my breath and regain my stance, before I charged back into it(including up that annoying hill!) and back to my house! Yay for small victories!
So close to hitting that 2 mile mark! 🙂
Breakfast: This morning was a couple of over-easy eggs sprinkled with spicy salt, and a piece of whole wheat cinnamon raisin toast. I quickly toasted a second piece of toast after I finished the first- running makes me hungry!
My mini-running success wasn’t the only one I wanted to share. Check out what my oldest kiddo, Colette, did yesterday at her rhythmic gymnastics class-
She’s becoming so flexible! She’s been working really hard at home, stretching and practicing whenever she has a free minute. I’m so proud of her! She’s becoming quite the graceful ballerina/gymnast 🙂
- Have you made any ‘mini-accomplishments’ in the running department lately?
- Are you a super flexible ‘Gumby‘ like Colette, or does it stress you out just thinking about touching your toes?
When I was around 9 years old, my mom enrolled my sister, Rachel, and I in a beginner’s ballet class. The teacher deemed us the ‘rubber band girls’ because of our crazy flexibility. We could both over-split in every direction- it was nuts. I’m not as flexible now as I was then, but much to my amazement, I recently discovered I can still do a right split! Not too bad for an out of shape mom of two:) haha
Have a great Thursday!