Next time you come back from a very hot run, I highly suggest you do this…
It feels amazing!
Okay – time for an ‘honest’ post (well, all my posts are honest, but you know what I mean).
I actually wore my Garmin 305 on my run today so I could track distance, but I noticed that I was staring at my pace a lot and getting more and more irritated. I used to LOVE my Garmin 305 and it’s ability to track pace according to a GPS. I realized today on my run that I loved the 305 when I was fast (relatively, of course). It’s fun to watch your pace when you can easily impress yourself! It’s not as fun when you are struggling to maintain a pace that you ran an entire marathon at.
I’ll admit it. I am no where in the shape I was last October. What happened? Work. Seriously. Work has crushed my soul over the past year and, simultaneously, it has crushed my desire to do super hard workouts. I hardly ever feel guilty about my current status (it’s not like I’m doing nothing, after all – yay, triathlons!). I step on the scale and see the obvious difference, and it’s like – whatever. Who cares? If I pushed myself harder, I know I would have total burnout.
But man – numbers blow sometimes. So you know what – I’m going to leave the freakin’ Garmin at home for the time being. Because I’m out there, running, and that’s all that happens. Why set myself up to feel guilty and crappy? Fitness ebbs and flows, and I’m sure I’ll have even higher highs and maybe even lower lows. It’s part of life, right?
6.0 miles, done and done. Pace, schmace.
We literally have zero food in the fridge, so this was lunch:
Wish it had been a bigger plate of food! I’m going to need a big afternoon snack after that hard workout.
In the mix: chilled millet, corn, carrots, parsley, greens, chickpeas, and Simply Dressed balsamic dressing. Very tasty.
Do you wear a mileage/pace watch? Do you ever think it does you more harm than good? How do you deal with fitness ebbs and flows?