When I woke up this morning, I was going to get ready to run on the treadmill when I noticed our internet was out. Which meant I couldn't watch a show on Netflix while on I was running (a MUST if I'm going to be running on the treadmill. Jerry said it was only 60 degrees outside, so I decided to run outside instead.
I got dressed and ready to head out, when I noticed that my Garmin was dead. I put it on the charger, and I was just going to charge it long enough to last through my run. While I waited, I decided to take my iPod with me (I usually run without it). That was dead, too, so I plugged it in to charge.
After about 15 minutes, I grabbed my Garmin and was about to head outside when Eli woke up and asked "Is it 'up time'?" Jerry had just gone to bed (he worked nights), so I didn't want to wake him up to take care of the kids. I decided that for some reason, God just didn't want me to run outside today, and I resorted to the treadmill.
Thankfully, by that time, the internet was back up, so I was able to watch an episode of The Biggest Loser while I ran. On the schedule was a 60 minute easy run, with 8 pick-ups (30 second sprints). So I set my Garmin for intervals--7 minutes easy, 30 seconds fast.
Friday's disaster. I was feeling really down yesterday about cutting my run short on Friday.
To ensure that it won't happen again this week, I've come up with a plan: I'm going to run a 10K race AFTER I run 8 miles. There is a 10K race this Saturday, and it happens to be on my favorite running path--the same path I do my long runs. So I'm going to get there early, and run four miles out from the starting area, then turn around and run back (8 miles); then I will run the 10K race (not trying to go fast--just at my normal training pace). There is no way I will stop mid-race!
I'm definitely going to prepare better on Friday, also. I will eat really well, not have any alcohol, get plenty of sleep, etc. I was totally unprepared going into Friday's run, and I know that if I had been better prepared, I would have finished it.
So this happened today:
I hoarded all that peanut butter for the shortage? Well, we finished off the last jar of it today. We went through a LOT of peanut butter in the last 10 months.
|This is probably about HALF of what I had stocked|
I really should have titled my blog "Runs for Peanut Butter".
I've gotten a lot of questions lately about the Wii Active 30-Day Challenge that I'm doing. It's not part of the Wii Fit, and you don't need the Wii Fit to do it. It's a totally separate game. It's called EA Sports Active.
The Amazon price listed is $24.92, and that includes the accessories you need to play. You CAN use a balance board with it, but it isn't necessary. There is also an Active 2 game, but I don't have that one. I think I'm going to buy it when I'm done with this challenge.
Anyway, the 30-Day Challenge is just part of the game... you can do the challenge or just do the workouts whenever you feel like. I've had a goal to finish the challenge ever since I got the game, and I'm determined to finish it this time! I actually really like it--as much as I grumble about the lunges, and inline skating, and all that, I've noticed a difference for sure since I started using it a few weeks ago. The exercises aren't nearly as hard as they were on Day 1, so I must be getting better at it!