Morning! :) I hate to complain on the blog (because who likes to read about how stressed out someone else is?) but yaâ€™ll know Iâ€™ve got to keep it real. I am SO stressed out. My mother-in-law told me this morning that moving is one of lifeâ€™s most stressful events, third only to death and divorce. Iâ€™m not sure if thatâ€™s true for me (I can think of a lot more stressful things besides moving), but it certainly is up there.
My number one stress cure: A glorious run through my new neighborhood.
My training plan called for speedwork, but I wasnâ€™t feeling up to it and resolved to run a fast 3.0 miles instead. One thing got in the way of my speed: HILLS! Charlotte is really hilly (well, at least compared to Orlando).
My motto for hills (and stressful life events such as moving): TACKLE THOSE BABIES HEAD ON. Iâ€™ve never been one to walk uphill â€“ I think it makes the torture last that much longer. Of course I slow as I climb, so to maintain a good pace, I tried to speed up on flat surfaces and ride the downhills as much as possible.
Speed was improved by Charlotteâ€™s shadiness. We donâ€™t have trees like this in Orlando!
- Distance: 3.0 miles
- Duration: 28:19
- Mile 1: 9:20
- Mile 2: 9:25
- Mile 3: 9:34
Pre-run snack was PB toast.
Post-run snack was a Green Monster:
The Green Monster featured something different: Tempt Vanilla Hemp Milk. I was NOT a fan. It has a really funny and fake taste. Also in my smoothie: 2 cups spinach and a banana.
Whatâ€™s your life â€“ or running â€“ philosophy when the going gets tough?