I guess I run now

or I’m trying to anyway.


3 Days in Chicago

Visiting the inlaws and hubby’s twin’s new baby. I’m sort of amazed that I’ve managed to make this a vegan-friendly trip. I’d prepared myself not to p!$$ people off by being all “I can’t eat that,” but we ate out both nights (and I had dinner leftovers for lunch on one day), so it came down to me just making vegan choices.

If we get home early enough tonight, I’ll do my run. I should be on run 3 of week 2, but after a long weekend away, I don’t think there’ll be any harm doing run 2 of week 2. Run 3 has more 90-second runs than run 2, so…

Two things I’m trying to do this time around that I didn’t do the last time I did the C25K program: 1. keep the run speed higher (4.5 for all but the last two runs when I do 5.0 if I feel I can), and 2. try to remember that I’m not doing this for myself now, I’m doing it for myself two months from now…the better I train now, the better prepared I’ll be for a 5K in April. In April I’d like to be able to look back and be thankful that I did the hard work now and laid the foundation for running a 5K rather than gave up on it.

Tomorrow’s my weigh-in day. Fingers crossed…I didn’t snack at all, made smart choices for meals, and had only two Manhattan’s on Saturday night to drink…usually trips to the inlaws aren’t boozy, but they are beer-y, and those calories add up quickly.

Filed under : General
By bigprof
On February 18, 2013
At 10:22 am
Comments : 2

2 Comments for this post

tiny2b Says:

I ran Friday and haven’t done a damn thing since, so it’s back on the treadmill for me today after work (supposed to be a wet afternoon). I like your thought process on focusing on how your future self will feel about making the training runs a little tougher. I’m going to try to adopt that mindset and step up my pace from plodding to less plodding.

Sunny Says:

A runner and a vegan! WOW! You go, girl! 🙂


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