Doesn’t your day get awesome when someone gives you an unexpected compliment? Someone on myfitnesspal told me I don’t look like I am 31, I look more like 21. Um, hello! Best compliment ever! Seriously any 31 year old wants to hear they are not looking their age yet. So my boring and uneventful day just got amazing via compliment.
Have I been killing it this week with my workouts so far? Sure. Why not, if a 3 mile run last night with Carah and rescheduling my morning run from today to Friday means killing it, then yes. It has been killed. I took Carah out on her first run when it was snowing. I showed her how peaceful and calm running can be during a snowfall. She is, naturally, faster than me but we run at a good pace together and she often runs ahead and lets her slow old na-na catch up to her. We are both excited for our 5K this weekend, the weather should be 29* out, must be a heatwave!
To be honest I didn’t even feel like running last night. Working out in the evening when the kids are with us is near impossible and Jeff and I know better than to plan on it. BUT, Carah told me she had been waiting all day to get out and run, so I knew I couldn’t bail on her. When I got out I did feel better and was happy I was out running, but without Carah wanting to get out, I would have put on my pajamas and called it a night.
I do hope it is a bit warmer this weekend because I don’t want to freeze during my 12 miler on Saturday. I had trouble getting warm again after my last long run and I want to attempt to keep my body temperature up. I still have to map out my route for this run. Do you map out your runs ahead of time so you get your correct distance in or do you just wing it? I have to map my route and I always follow it to a T. I like knowing that I will hit my mileage exactly. I tend to play a lot of mental games with myself when I long run for the week. And knowing exactly where I’ll be going helps those mind games.
How do you keep busy during your long runs?
I listen to music too, but sometimes those miles get long!