Well let me just tell you.
This morning my running partner and I ran 11 miles. This is what I needed. I was pretty sure this morning at about mile 6 that both my legs weighed 800+ pounds. The were killing me and I could hardly pick my feet up off the ground. Granted I was in the middle of Mt. Everest (or a slight rise) and dying. That was really my only eh moment during the whole run. By the end my body was whooped and I was exhausted. I was hoping for a 12 mile run this morning but I will take my 11 miles with a smile and my head held high!
My body was a little bit tired and sore (still looking for that truck) when I woke up so I was a little bit unsure if I was going to be able to get in a good run today, but sometimes the goal itself can keep you going even if the body is failing you. I was hoping to get in a swim tonight, I even had my swim bag packed, but as I left my house I left it on the couch...INTENTIONALLY! I could tell that if I did much more to my body today it would not want to be my friend and I like my life much better when my body is not against me. I am looking forward to a night with no workout.
Tomorrow we have our speed training workout. This is just another intense workout for the week. At the rate I'm going this week I should be down 5-6 pounds by the next Weigh In Wednesday, and that would be a pleasure. I hate to admit this but I think I am going to have to give up running steps 3 days a week. I am going to have to cut back to maybe one or two days. My foot hasn't hurt in almost a week and then this week I started back to steps and it has started hurting again. That is the only thing that I can think of that has been a constant cause of pain. Zumba doesn't hurt it and running doesn't hurt it, only the steps. I don't want to give them up because it is such a great workout but I am not willing to put off something I really want to accomplish for 29 steps. It just may have to wait til after December.
Oh and remember that running friend that said she would run a marathon if I did. She is running her 11 miles tomorrow. Ha Ha. And just today another girl that ran the Half-Marathon back in March said she might be interested in running it as well. I just love it. All these little runner people....Mama so proud.
I have started reading a new book today. It has actually been sitting on my kitchen counter for a few months now while I finished my other book and this one is a little bit different. It is Marathon by Jeff Galloway, you know the Marathon Guru. The guy who if you want to run a marathon you go to him...yes that guy. Well I'm just a few pages into it now but I will let you know what I think of it. So far, so good.
Well even thought that entire post was about running that has really been my whole day today so I think it is quite fitting. You never know when I will have more to say so keep checking back. Thanks for following along!