But strangely, the treadmill was calling to me more-so than running outside. I chugged some water and then grudgingly got on the treadmill. On the schedule today was a tempo run--20 minutes easy, then 20 minutes at tempo pace, then 10 minutes easy, for a total of 50 minutes.
About a minute in, I started thinking about going outside instead. I was debating in my head which would go by faster; I decided to give the treadmill 10 minutes and then decide. I got caught up in an episode of The Biggest Loser, so then I decided to stay on the treadmill. I always have to do little mind games to make myself get a workout in!
I was planning on my tempo speed being 7.0, but after about 5 minutes, I thought, "I really don't know if I can maintain this for 20 minutes today" and I decided to take it down to 6.6. Then at the end, I went back up to 7.0 for the last 5 minutes.
My older brother Brian came in for the day from Minnesota. We ended up going to the beach at the state park. I don't like to swim, but I love to sit in the shade and feel the breeze off the lake. It felt great! The boys had a blast playing in the sand.
Check out this awesome Manager's Special that I spotted at Kroger:
I wasn't completely WOW'ed by the taste of the bars, and I probably wouldn't buy them if they weren't so cheap, but I couldn't resist when I saw that price.
I was going over my 30-in-30 list, and I got a little overwhelmed with all the goals I haven't crossed off yet. I think when I wrote the list, I underestimated the amount of time training for a marathon would take up... let alone TWO marathons in the same year! I think tomorrow I may narrow it down to a list of monthly goals, so I don't feel so overwhelmed. And some of the goals I had included on the list don't really seem that important anymore, so I may change them up. Or get rid of them altogether.
I think what I'm saying is that I'm done working on that 30-in-30 list because I probably won't be able to get it all done, and I'm going to make another goal list ;) I think sticking to monthly goals will be much easier for me to keep track of.
I can't believe it's the second week of August already!