First of all, I’m pumped that I figured out how to make this blog look a little nicer / cleaner / more personal 🙂 Small technological feats are a huge step for me. PS – the banner picture is from the peak of Haleakala, an inactive volcano on Maui. Take me back.
Second of all, I was 100% ready to wake up early this morning and go for a nice swim… until my alarm went off. Honestly, I need someone to physically toss me out of bed and force me to get up in the mornings. I will hit snooze at least 47 times. It’s pathetic. Needless to say, swimming didn’t happen this morning.
Moving on. Apparently a heat wave has taken over Philadelphia for the remainder of the week… 97 today, 99 tomorrow, 90-something Friday. Can I say that my office is still FREEZING? I’m seriously wearing a jacket right now. Grrr. Who sets the temperature in here?
6 mile run. (54:04, 9:00min/mile pace)
As usual, I try to reserve Tuesdays for running. It was fairly hot yesterday (87ish), but I was determined to get in 6 miles. After my feel-good post about running fast last week, I figured I wouldn’t have a hard time running the 6 miles at about an 8:30 pace. Ha. Ha. That wasn’t happening. I ran the first 2 miles at an 8:30 pace… and then I felt like my legs weighed 2034234523 pounds and that the sun was going to melt me. Awesome. I wanted to finish under 54 minutes so bad. I seriously SPRINTED the last .15 miles just so I could finish in time, but alas, I was about 4 seconds too slow. Awesome. Next time I’ll crush it. Booya.
Theories on why running sucked yesterday:
It was 87 and humid(No excuses, play like a champion)
- I didn’t drink nearly enough water throughout the day (I should be drinking water right now)
- I haven’t had a rest day for my poor little legs in a week (Rest day = this weekend)
- I need more protein in my diet (Chobani yogurt for lunch :))
- I need to up my mileage (new goal for the month)
- I need to stretch after every run so I’m not so sore for future work-outs! (I stretched last night)