On Wednesday night, I got the call that school was clooooosed for Thursday! SNOW DAY!!! SNOW DAY!!! But it was so weird because…there is no snow. It was cancelled due to sub zero temps! How crazy is THAT?
The temps when I woke up….anybody feel like going for a run??
*SO my Thursday basically consisted of me sitting around, and staying warm under a big blankie. I was sooo lazy and unmotivated! I finally hopped on the treadmill around 3 for a tempo workout.
2 mile warmup @7.5 (8min/mile)
4 miles @ 8.4 (7:09)
2 miles @ 9.0
2 miles @ 8.4
10 total for 1:10:56, 7:06
Even though i had started off being really unmotivated for this workout, I ended up pushing through it. It was my 3rd day this week on the treadmill! Sometimes the same-ness of the treadmill REALLY messes with me and gets me down. I wanted to stop pretty much immediately. All of a sudden, it hit me that at this time last year- I couldn’t hold the paces i held on Thursdays run. Well, I could probably hold them-but not for as long as I did. I remember when 8.8 or 9.0 felt crazy difficult to do, even for about a half a mile. Thursday i held a strong pace for 6 miles. Progress is fun!
*My parents got me a juicer for Christmas and i’m becoming obsessed with it. Thursday morning I made orange/blackberry/blueberry juice… I am loving mixing fruits together. its amazing how good fresh juice tastes. I LOVE juice and the fact that I now can drink 100% healthy juice makes me so happy!
Ok, so, did you hear the good news? My SIL posted this on my facebook and it brought tears to my eyes. A year later, and i can’t get enough of all things Meb. (I still want to be his best friend) His heart and his power of persistence is incredible. And that Shalane? MAN, she is COOL. She really WILL be back in Boston til she wins! I hope this is her year!! Last year, i didn’t start the marathon until VERY late- I think it was almost 12 by the time my wave was off. My team gets to wait in a heated Masonic Hall and they always have the TV on–I watched the first half of the race- Shalane was leading still by the time I was lining up. She was so inspirational, and even though i had a CRAPTASTIC run that day-i kept thinking of her during my run. Someday, i want to be in the Team America lineup!
Happy weekend! What’s your long run this weekend?
Anybody have a juicer that they love?