I started my day off with one of my favorite breakfasts - old fashioned oats with PB2, chia seeds, and almond milk. I topped that off with a cup of coffee while watching some morning TV with my little girl and then got my game face on (ha).
I did the WOW and I planked. I did a pushup plank for 5:18. Tomorrow will be those nagging side planks again.
I was so excited to get out and run today. Not only was the sun shining, but it was warm (well, if you're a crazy like me and consider 42 "warm"). I decided that today would be the day I would break out the running skirt for the season. I think a lot of people thought I was crazy out there because they were all in their tights and jackets and whatnot, but I felt just fine.
I felt amazing this entire run. I wanted to keep around an 8:50-9:00 pace, but my legs just weren't having it once they'd warmed up. I'd look at my watch and it would say 8:20 something. I say in my head "no no no, 8:50" and slow it way down (or so I thought) and I'd look at my watch a short time later and I'd be speeding right along again. I honestly wasn't feeling like I was working at all. I felt fantastic, wasn't breathing heavily, and honestly ended the run feeling like a) I'd barely just run at all and b) I could have ran a heck of a lot longer at that rate. I guess I should take that as a good thing, huh? Afterwards, I did my typical stretching, but I have had no issues since this run. Well, aside from running over my toe with a shopping cart, but we'll not talk about that.. lol
Mile 1 - 8:54
Mile 2 - 8:41
Mile 3 - 8:40
Mile 4 - 8:44
Mile 5 - 8:35
Overall I ran 5.04 miles in 43:56. Average pace: 8:42. Love(d) it!