Today’s work out plan included:
Long Run, 10 miles
I have pretty much figured that when I schedule my long run days (fri or sat depending on if I have Carlo that weekend or not) I really shouldn’t schedule anything else on that same day. I need to just realize that I can do Yoga X and Legs and Back tomorrow and feel completely satisfied with that since I would then just be skipping Kenpo X. In other words, Kenpo X is just cardio, and what is running? Exactly, so really I am just swapping. I can handle the thought of swapping. It’s completely skipping something that makes me go all OCD and panicky.
The long run today was not easy. As I’ve explained before I have hills near my house, lots of hills. And the run is a down and back, so the hills I trek getting to the 1/2 point I will again have to trek to get back home. I pretty much run on a frontage road near a freeway. There are lots of businesses to buffer the noise and pollution between me and the freeway, but not many other options for routes. I guess I could drive someplace and map something out. it’s just not as fun as when you are running alone. And on my long run days I kinda just want to get it over with.
I was really excited to see my average go down by about 20 seconds. Last week I ran the same route minus one mile at 12:03 average and today, I ran at 11:41 average. And I know the last 2 miles I ran around 9 min/mile. I ran them faster because there were no hills. I am feeling really good about the Lucky Run half marathon and trying to decide if I just want to go for negative splits or some sort of reach for the stars PR? I guess you will find out when I do the recap, because I am not telling 🙂
Breakfast was plain Chobani yogurt, peanut butter, kashi go lean cereal, and a whole banana. It was so good!
While I was gone, hubs had a friend come and install some ceiling fans in Carlo’s room and our room.
Hubs picked out the fan for our room…still debating on of I love it or hate it.
This one is for Carlo’s room. I think he’ll like it 🙂
So do you ever let your significant other pick something out for your house because they love it (even though you hate it)?
How do you feel about your long runs, look forward to it or dread it?