At least if you are talking about gravity.
Unfortunately that particular law of physics does not come into play when talking about speed or the scale.
The neverending (or so it seems) battle with injuries has had a not so happy affect on both. I used to see 8s as the first number on at least a few miles every run except for long runs. Now I’m lucky if I see a 9 for more than a mile. Also, my shorts are tight and my body just feels soft. I’m over it.
Thursday began “Project Get My Sh$# Together.” Summer is here and my workout time will be limited. I have only three weeks of school left and with all the things I need to attend at the school, I think I have one full day to myself. And then I have the boys home with me (or on vacation with me) until September. I’m going to have to make the minutes I do have count. Speedwork, anyone? (Yes, I am smart enough to know that not every run can be run fast. I’m just trading in some shorter faster runs that have been missing from my life.)
Thursday I ran a nice tempo run. Four miles, with two at tempo: 9:57, 9:18, 9:17, 9:47. It was harder than those paces “should” have been, but it’s a start.
Today, I rest. (Isn’t that how everyone starts a month long challenge?)
Saturday, I get to run 6 miles on rolling hills as leg 1 in a mini-relay. My goal? 6 miles that all start with 9. Here’s hoping I don’t puke.
(Don’t forget, today’s the last day to enter the Scrunchie Cap giveaway!)
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and three cheers for rest 🙂
for this misfit incorporating more of THAT increased the muscle mass and jacked up the metabolism.
Sounds like a good plan. Make ’em count, Mama!
Oh my, miles that start with 9 in that heat and humidity? You are a brave woman.
And good luck running all that 9s in heat and humidity!
I think I need to start Project Get My Sh#t Together as well haha…Good luck!
life is a roller coaster right? You have always found a way to make things happen in the past, so I know you will this time too!
You’ve got those 6 miles and you will NOT puke!
Letting go of the numbers that ‘should be’ on the Garmin is tough but you have to remember it will all get better as soon as you do. That’s what I keep telling myself, anyway.
Here’s to not puking! Hope it went well this morning.
Oh summer…I can’t believe the school year is just about finished already. I know what you mean about having to make the minutes count in the summer with the kids home. It’s a challenge already when they are at school all day but I’m hoping that with the warmer weather, etc. I can do more fun and active things with the boys. Everything is fitting a little tighter for me too since I still can’t run or do intense workouts. I too need a Project Get My Sh#t Together!!