Sunday, August 22, 2010

Feeling on Top of the World

I had a great workout today.  I was supposed to meet Katye this morning, but mother nature had other plans (but I was able to sleep in, so good news there!!), so I took advantage of some free time with the husband (starting next Monday I become a law school widow again). 

I was finally all suited up to head to the train and it was raining again!  I decided to head to my gym instead and boy, am I glad I did. 

Let me be honest with you bloggy-world.  I have been a bit slacking on my runs.  I tell myself I am "tired" and let myself walk.  I am only cheating myself.  So, today, I vowed to tackle the 8 miles TMB Endurance has mapped out for me and went SLOW, which was ok.  You have to run slow to run faster!  No more being a wuss allowed!

Let me tell you, I wanted to stop.  I wanted to die.  But I kept going, and going some more, telling myself to just make it to the next half mile, and then the next quarter mile. Before I knew it (ok, not really--my eye was on my distance and time the whole time and I felt like it was dragging on forever!) I was done and because I am crazy, I decided to do some additional leg work with a series of leg curls, extensions and squats.  .  I left the gym feeling SUPER strong and SUPER upbeat.  To think, my motivation has been lacking lately too!  Its just nice to know I can do it, even if its slow!

I am currently 3 followers away from 50 followers (oh, I remember when I was excited to hit 10).  Once I hit that milestone, look for a giveaway, since I love you all so much!
Speaking of giveaways, remember, you have until midnight tonight (EST) to enter my giveaway.  I will announced the winner, selected at random, tomorrow by 10AM EST. 

Happy Running!!!

PS--For my Annapolis area peeps--on September 21st, I am hosting a spirit night at California Tortilla.  I get 25% of their sales from the night if you tell them my secret word of "Disney."  Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested!!


Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS said...

When I get tired and want to walk, I just "slow down" and increase my turnover rate, which actually doesn't slow me down at all, but gives me a chance to refresh without walking.

ms. caboo said...

Congrats on breaking through the walking temptation. I hate it when I walk! My goal is to run through every run I have this week, and do my whole 13.1 half marathon without a walk break! Keep up the great work!!

Alanna said...

Great job on your long run! Let me say, though, that there's no shame in walking... My program has 10/1s built into all long runs, which we've moved up to 20/1s for now. I raced my last half marathon with 40/1s (great for remembering to take my gels). I've found that just that 1 minute gives me enough time to take a drink and motivate myself for the next round!

Congrats on the followers! I just passed 30 and am super thrilled (is that nerdy?).

kilax said...

Great job on making it through your 8! It's hard to pay so close attention to pace all the time!

Karen said...

You are doing so good! Keep up the fabulous work! Good luck with your California Tortilla night!! :0)