January 21st, 2010
Thanks for all your sweet feedback on my last post! You all ROCK! I’m always looking for advice, too! So if you see any place where I could use some guidance, don’t hesitate to let me know!
I feel as though I run better when my muscles are tighter. I know it makes no sense, but I feel like a wind-up doll. Use that key sticking out of my back, wind me up and watch me run! Or like one of those toy cars that you set on the ground, pull backwards and then…… VROOOOOOM they’re off! All that tension has to be released somehow!
It’s probably in my head, but it happened today. Tuesday morning I decided to try a workout from Jillian Michaels before work. Well, you can just go right ahead and add that to the ever-growing list of “Stupid things Abby does in the name of ‘Fitness’”. My body now hates me, and everyone at work hates me too because of my incessant whining about the pain! I was pathetic enough to warrant a back massage from a co-worker who took pity on me (she also happens to be my best friend, just in case you were thinking that’s weird).
I even opted out of a workout last night because of the burning pain in my thighs and I was pretty concerned about my tempo run scheduled for today.
Alas, no need to be worried, apparently my “wind-up doll” theory proved to be correct this time!
Distance: 3.0 miles
Avg. Pace: 9:28/mile
Mile 1: 9:41
Mile 2: 9:21
Mile 3: 9:20
Can’t just see me.. vroooooooooom.. like the little toy car! Ok, I know it wasn’t that fast, but I was happy to shave off some time for this tempo run. The speed is coming back (slowly), friends.
Do you skip workouts because of previous workouts? Obviously, I do! But I feel like a wimp!
So here’s the plan for tonight:
-Ample amounts of Butternut Squash Apple soup I made because Dave won’t touch it and I don’t want to have to throw it away
I lead such a glamorous life, huh?