What happens when I decide to switch my 3 miler from Monday to Tuesday?
It rains on Tuesday…
Again the funk set in, so I decided to change up the routine. I made coffee, lunches, and took care of dogs. Then drank some coffee. Caffeine is not in my daily routine. I usually only drink it on my early shift day and on Sundays. However I needed something to help with the funk. So the coffee was amazing, and I wanted to try out the banana with peanut butter thing an hour before my run.
I thought I would be nice and take Carlo to school this morning. This made hubs super happy! After taking Carlo to school I had about 15 minutes before the hour, so I decided to finally sign up for the Santa rosa 1/2 Marathon. I meant to sign up on Friday when I got paid, but I’m a slacker. So it’s official, I’m doing the Santa Rosa 1/2 marathon, it was on my list for this year. I am really looking forward to it!
So today’s agenda
3 mile run
I did both, and it did help with the funk! I’m not completely out of it, but feeling happier today for sure. I think signing up for the 1/2 marathon really perked me up 🙂
Here’s a tip for when you have 2 work outs, that I try to do.
First off I like to start with my run, nothing worse than running on tired legs. Before I head out the door I have everything ready for my second work out.
I put out my yoga mat (cardio x starts with some yoga)
I put the DVD I’m going to do in the DVD player
Turn the tv to the right setting ie hdmi 1, then I turn the tv off (don’t want to waste too much electricity).
If your house is cold, turn on the heater, nothing worse than cooling down in a cold house. I don’t usually change my clothes so then it’s like working out in wet clothes in the second workout.
I also get a glass of water ready for myself.
This all takes about 3-5 minutes and when you get back from your run, you will have to work out. Well you would feel pretty bad if you didn’t.
Here’s the set up!
It was definitely raining when I walked out the door.
I avoid running in the rain, however it looks like it will be raining all week even on my 1/2 Mary day! So I just sucked it up to see what pace I was running at. I felt really good running, but I was definitely slower to avoid puddles and slipping. 3 miles in around 32 minutes. Just under 11 min/mile. I’ll take it, but I might have to alter my expectations for race day. I know I will have at least one other 1/2 marathon to run later in the year to work on improving.
On a completely unrelated note, last night my sister in law gave us the joplin painting in her version with a day of the dead flair!
I am completely in love! And now we have a set with Johnny and Elvis
How often do you guys run in the rain? Do you avoid it or embrace it?
What kind of arty flair do you like?