Happy November 1st!

Happy Thursday!  Can you really believe that it’s November already?  I mean time really does go by fast when you think about it.

I got to watch the sun come up this morning on my run. :)  This is one of the many reasons why I love my treadmill being outside.  Although when it gets colder it will have to be moved inside.

 

Workout:

Today’s schedule called for a speed drill/tempo run.  Let’s look at it shall we…..  I started out with a  minute warm-up then for the next run a 10 minute tempo run.  The goal was for me to get faster every two minutes with the last two minutes really rolling!

 

Mile One:    9.17

Mile Two:    8.28  (fastest mile to date!!!)

Mile Three:    8.43

Mile Four:    9.02

 

Total time:    35:39

Average pace:    8.52

 

I’ll tell ya, this tempo run kinda hurt……but the good kind of hurt.  It really forced me to push past my comfort zone.  By a lot.  ;)  Whew!!   It felt really good!

 

Breakfast:

 

Snack:

 

Lunch:

 

  

 

Snack:

 

Dinner:

Turkey burger no bun, roasted red potato, half of a banana.

No picture.  :)

 

Running update:

Since October is ending, I wanted to give you guys an update on how much I have enjoyed my running journey so far.  It’s been really cool seeing the progress and actually being able to run miles that I never even thought that I could run.

Here is my first run that Cait sent to me on October 1st:

2 Miles.  It took me 18:55 minutes to run it and my average pace was 9.23

 

On Tuesday, October 30th, Cait also had me down for a 2 mile run:

2 Miles.  It took me 18:03 minutes to run it and my average pace was 8.57.

 

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever see myself running like this.  It’s crazy when I think about!  I love to get into a conversation with someone about and tell them that if I can do it, so can they.  No matter how fast or how slow, just get and run!

Have I loved every run? No, not really.  Most of them, yes.  With running I have learned that you just have to take it day by day.  The body is such a mystery sometimes and that is why it’s so important to fuel it the right way so that the run will be great.  Fuel it with junk, the run will be junky.  :)

What’s been the hardest?  To be honest, the eating part.  It’s something that I am still trying to find a balance with.  I want to properly fuel it correctly, but I also don’t want to overeat.  I also want to eat enough during the entire day and not end up wanting to eat a horse at the end of the day.  Cait has a post about this very thing right……here.

I just have really enjoyed the entire process of running and this balance that comes with it.  I have also enjoyed having someone like Cait on my team.  Someone that knows what she is talking about and someone who really just loves everything about running.  I have complete confidence in her and what she sends me.  :)

 

Today, November the 1st, I am thankful for the life that I have.  The breath that I have and that God sees fit to sustain it.

Have a great night!

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10 thoughts on “Happy November 1st!

  1. awww, this post is making my heart smile!! i mean that, i’m sooooo proud of u girl, i kno i say that tons, but i don’t toss around those compliments flippantly!! can i just say how MUCH of a pleasure u are to coach; ur attitude, ur honesty, ur awesome ability to try things even if they scare u at first but then u give it ur ALL! all that progress, is YOU girl…all that hard work is YOU putting in the effort!!! trust me, i’m loving this ride and we’re just gonna keep on running it! :)

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