I took Eli to Vacation Bible School at 9, and then came home to run on the treadmill. I actually could have run outside if I wanted, but I have actually been enjoying my treadmill runs lately--crazy, right?! I'm watching Season 9 of The Biggest Loser while I run now, and today was the second episode.
On my running schedule was 20 minutes easy, followed by six repeats of (2 minutes hard, 2 minutes easy), then 10 minutes easy for a cool-down. It looked like this:
My Garmin foot pod was STILL off calibration today! I overcorrected it last time, I guess, because today it showed that I was going slower than the treadmill showed. I'm just glad that my schedule has me train by TIME instead of distance.
After that second 8.0 interval, I wanted SO badly to stop running for a minute, and just rest. I couldn't believe how exhausted it made me. I went back to 6.0 after the interval, but it was all I could do not to hop off and catch my breath. I was surprised just how fast the whole 54 minutes went by.
my friend Adam over for dinner tonight.
|Eli looking at plankton|
The cruise was okay--I think Noah would have loved it--but definitely not Eli's thing. Eli LOVES to fish and be very active, so sitting on a boat and learning things was just not very exciting for him. They did some hands-on stuff, but he lost interest quickly. It was supposed to be 2 hours, but we didn't get back to the park until a half-hour later than scheduled.
My dad was there with his boat, waiting for us, so that he could take Eli out fishing. It was cute, because you could tell Eli was so proud that his grandpa was there in a boat waiting to take him fishing ;) Jerry and I went home and tried to clean the house a little before Adam came over.
Adam is one of those friends that couldn't give a shit if the house is messy (thank God!) so there wasn't too much pressure ;)
One of the other Fitterati, The Wannabe Athlete, wrote a great post for Fitness that I wanted to share with you. She writes about being a slower runner (10+ minutes per mile) and I could relate to this so much! I thought a lot of you would enjoy it as well, if for no other reason than to know that we're not alone ;) You can read her post called "On Behalf Of All the 10+ Minute Mile Runners" if you're interested.