Week 8 Run 1: warm up (walk 5 min), run 28 min, cool down (walk 5 min), stretch
Have you ever had one of those days that seems to go on forever? Yeah, that was my day. The girls didn’t take their naps like they normally do and their daddy got home from work late. Katie Jane fell asleep during dinner and it was the funniest thing ever. Poor baby really needed her nap. Today’s run took place at 10:30 PM. I ran in the dark without the girls again. I know. I know. I was safe. It is pretty well lit in my neighborhood and I went around in a big circle about 4 times. I made sure to wear my roadid. The first eight minutes were the worst. It took me about that long to figure out my pace. I started too quickly. Being used to pushing a stroller, made me think I could go faster than I really could. I felt really good once I found my rhythm. 28 minutes seemed to go by pretty quickly. Seriously! I didn’t listen to music. Paying attention to my body instead of distracting my mind with music was important to me. Let’s be honest, sometimes we just need to unplug. It’s just nice to shut off any noise. I was able to reflect on my day and pray.
I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 8 weeks. Wow! My next goal is to sign up for a 5k race on Thanksgiving weekend. I am so tired. If you want to watch my rambling video. It’s below. Just so you know, I get a little loopy when I need sleep. I think I say good and nice a million times.
Here are my stats:
- Time: 28 minutes
- Distance: 2.01 mi
- Pace: 13:57 min/mi
Do you always listen to music when you run? What is on your song list? Have you tried running without tunes? Try it out. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment.