Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm Back!

After quitting my last long run after just 4.5 miles, I decided I needed a little break. Mentally, physically. Everything. I didn't workout again last week and I ate terribly. You know how that makes you feel? Blah! I felt soft and "fat" and gross. But I think that's just what I needed to get back in my groove. This week I'm focusing on good, solid workouts but not following a training plan. My goal is to run 5 miles each day that I'm not working (I work 2 days this week) plus do my strength training twice. If I have to take a day off due to life, so be it. My 5 miles are at an easy 12 minute pace. On the treadmill. And I kinda like it (nothing like Texas heat to make the treadmill sound good). I'll be starting a training plan next week since the Heels & Hills & Him half marathon is less than 13 weeks away, but this week is just about enjoying my workouts.

Yesterday I ran 5 with Jake on the treadmill next to me. Today I ran my 5 and a friend hopped on the mill next to me when I had about 1.5 left to go. Then I did two rotations of my strength training circuit. It was a solid 2 hour workout and it felt great the entire time. SO what I needed...  I'm back!!!


Pam said...

Yay!!! Funny how treadmill hatred is completely relative, huh? haha

Run with Jess said...

Good for you! It's important to listen to what your body needs... and sometimes that's a break! :)