After the little man went to bed, I decided I needed to run. The only problem I ran into was that it was 8:15, dark & raining… So I decided to head to the gym. I haven’t been in just over a month (running outside instead), so it felt good to be back. After the week I’ve had I felt like I would be better off skipping the track and heading to the treadmill. I wanted to hop on and 100% not think for 30 minutes straight.
I decided to set the pace a 9 minute mile. In my head I was telling myself an easy 30 minute run would feel AWESOME. About 5 minutes into it, I decided to try and push myself. Somewhere around the first mile it occurred to me that exactly 3 months ago today I started running again. I started thinking back to that first workout and sort of laughed at myself. It’s funny. All week this week I keep thinking about how far I’ve come in 3 months. Today it really hit home. I bumped my speed up to 8:30 a mile and kept going.
Around 23 minutes into my run I was feel like I had more energy than I have had all week and started wondering if I could finish 4 miles in 35 minutes. Don’t ask me why. I’m weird and was 100% trying to clear my head. I pushed my speed a little more to somewhere around 8:20 a mile and slowly kept pushing it as each minute went by.
With three minutes left in my run I pushed myself to run 7:30 a mile, something I could really only dream of ever doing until very recently! It felt soooo awesome!
Rockin Out To: workout playlist
Sportin: Old Navy Workout Capris & TekGear Top
I had pinned this photo on Pinterest this weekend & it really is so true. Three months ago I was excited about 16 minutes on a treadmill. I went home that night and told my husband how hard it was and how I was going to feel it tomorrow.
Sometimes it really pays to step back and look at how far you’ve come. I’m so glad that I’ve been detailing my workouts! On the bad days it’s fun to look back at what I used to consider a hard workout. Everyone has their own journey and their own timeline.
….And Then I got sappy….
On that note, tomorrow is Friday!