Happy Tuesday morning friends.
Yes, I am happy today. I am motivated and determined today. I am feeling good today. Today is a good day.
Yesterday, it took the help of some friends to motivate me to get out for my run. I used that and ran with it (literally). I had a good ran. I knew I needed to run 21 minutes (part of my hip fix is to increase my time running instead of worry as much as increasing my mileage). I pushed myself to hit that 21 minute mark. My legs felt very fatigued after 15 minutes, my breathing was a bit harsh due to fall allergies. But I accomplished my goal. I felt great for it. I hit the 1 mile mark under 12:30! I ran a total of 1.66 miles in the 21 minutes I was out there! I achieved a lot.
I told myself that, depending how the hip felt in the morning, I would aim for two runs in two days. I’d wake up Tuesday and go for another run.
Well, I woke up this morning, my brain again said, go for it. My legs were kinda happy in the pajamas under the blankets. But I was feeling antsy. So when my mother suggested I go for a run to burn off some of that energy, well, that was all the motivation my legs needed. I laced up the asics, plugged in the iPod, slapped on the garmin and was out the door!
I again ran 21 minutes. My lungs are definitely not happy with the fall allergies so they let me know it. My legs felt a big fatigued, but didn’t want to stop. Well not until my last 90 second run cycle. But at that point I knew I had the run. I knew I achieved my goal of getting in two solids run in two days. Technically I got two solid runs in in a 16 hour time span!
My splits were pretty good. I was 6 seconds shy of my mile time from Monday. I hit 1.65 miles in the 21 minutes, only off by one hundredth of a mile! Tomorrow will tell another story. Will my brain and my legs both agree not to run, or will my brain and legs say go for it – get three runs in in three days time! Only the next 24 hours will tell.\
Monday’s run stats collage Tuesday’s run stats collage