I was sitting on my porch when I saw Kath and Matt turning the corner!
They ran 2.8 miles to my house to surprise me and say hello! Since they were there and sweating, I decided to throw on my running clothes and do a quick run with them.
Kath and Matt are super fast, so I had to haul booty to keep up!
- Distance: 3.37 miles
- Duration:29:55 minutes
- Mile 1: 9:01
- Mile 2: 8:44
- Mile 3: 8:51
- Mile 3 â€“ 3.37: 3:19 (9:05 pace)
Very proud of Mile 2 in particular! :) One thing Iâ€™m trying to focus on during my runs is getting used to the sensation of feeling â€œuncomfortableâ€ when I go fast. Obviously, pushing myself to RUN-RUN instead of jog is a little hard on my legs, lungs, and entire system! I kept repeating, â€œItâ€™s OK to be uncomfortable, itâ€™s OK to be uncomfortable,â€ and that helped motivate me up a few hills. Framing the sensation in terms of â€œuncomfortablenessâ€ instead of being overly dramatic and thinking, â€œOMG Iâ€™M GOING TO DIEEEEâ€ makes it a LOT easier.
Since I was already sweaty, I walked right into my office and set up my yoga mat to do No More Trouble Zones. I had to do some modifications to get through it, but I finished it and felt soo good afterwards!
Prior to the workout and after church, my mom and I stopped off at Panera for some coffee. I snagged a little of her bagel and soufflÃ© to munch on.
And I posted an Operation Beautiful note on the community board!
Post-run, pre-No More Trouble Zones snack was cinnamon bread with Earth Balance:
Lunch was an arugula salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, and vegetarian refried beans.
Off to enjoy the last bit of the WEEKEND! 🙁