Monday, January 18, 2010

I rocked that run!

I don't know why I do the same thing over and over and expect different results...isn't that the definition of insanity? I set my alarm again this morning for 5:45 and hit snooze, and then didn't hit snooze the second time and partway, slept through the radio going off. Maybe if I turn the alarm up really loud then I'll have no choice.

So, I slept in and ended up doing my run around noon during the kids quiet time.I was all dressed to go. (That's my running outfit up there.) I had gone outside earlier and the snow that fell that morning had turned into a slippery slush. So, I decided that I would run on the treadmill. I set up the laptop and started watching Run Fatboy Run. But, I couldn't get past the monotony of the treadmill so I went out out in my running tights, a light long sleeve shirt, my gloves, and my ear warmers. It was a little chilly at first, but I kept up my pace and within 10 minutes I was warmed up. I felt like such a running stud in my tights. I totally rocked my run! I ran the first mile on the treadmill in 13min, the second mile outside in 9.45, the third in 10:43, and the fourth in 10.48. I didn't feel like I was pushing myself that hard. I knew I was pushing it, but I was able to keep a consistent pace without hurting. The top part of my right knee was a little sore, but it went away after a couple minutes of running. I'm thinking it might be beneficial for me to ice my legs after tomorrow's run.

Tomorrow I'll take my time, other than the fartleks. Fun, fun. :)


Amy said...

what are fartleks? i could ignore it once, but i'm dying to know....

Amy said...

PS you are looking ultra-fantastic!