So, I’ve managed to keep up my weight workouts for two weeks. I’m seeing a bit of muscle in my shoulders and back and my legs feel a bit stronger. If I keep it up for two more weeks, I get to buy some new running tights. Hopefully that will be enough incentive to keep going and hopefully by then, I’ll see enough body improvements to want to keep doing it for that. I am pretty excited by the new socks though LOL and Jones loves his new Brooks shoes (and Shoo seems to think that the 26.2 magnet I bought belongs to him LOL). All in all, a good trip to the LRS.
I did a 10 mile run yesterday and it felt pretty good. I averaged just under a 10 minute pace, with only one mile being over 10 (mile 7 where I hit two stoplights and ate a Gu). If I subtract that minute out, I did negative splits, so I’m pretty pleased. It was cold and windy and hilly, but it felt pretty good. Today I just did a 3 mile recovery run on the treadmill. I probably should have gone outside because it’s supposed to be even colder tomorrow and Friday, but I just couldn’t get motivated to brave the cold.
Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback yesterday. Sometimes I need to be reminded of how good I do have it. Also, unlike when I made the choice to become a stay at home mom (and last year when I made the choice to remain a stay at home mom despite the chance at my dream job), this time I feel like it really was a choice. In the other two cases, there were a lot of things going on that made staying home the best option for our family. This time, while it is still a great choice for our family, it was also a choice I made for me. Somehow, that makes me feel better about it. (Remind me of this when I’m considering offering the kids on e.bay, ok?)
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Great 10 miler, and congrats on the new socks. The running tights should be a good motivator!
I ran on the TM for recovery tonight as well. No sense running outside this extreme cold weather.
This weather is definitely too cold. Great job on the 10 miles!
Nice job on your 10 miler, and sometimes the treadmill is good for something.
Woot for your 10 miler
I’d just like to point out here that I was the only commenter yesterday who was NOT supportive of your decision. I wasn’t against your decision, either. I was kinda noncommittal, as I remember. Not sure how I feel about that now … I can’t commit one way or the other …But I DO know how I feel about treadmill runs, which is: kinda wishy-washy. On the one hand, I like ’em; on the other, I don’t. Don’t even ASK how my feet weigh in on this issue unless you want to be REALLY confused.But, in any case, good job on the 10-miler. And thanks for priming the pump of the American Economy by buying socks. Thanks to you, MCM Mama, we’ll be outta this recession in NO time!
Oy, don’t even get me started on the temps. BAH!Awesome job on that 10 miler my dear!
IMHO, there’s nothing like defined shoulder muscles. Even better than a six-pack because you can show off the shoulders in polite society! Keep up the good work…on that AND the 10 miles.