I didn't think I had it in me this morning to get up and run, but I did.
What motivated me as I lay there in my bed? Well, I saw this on my phone (one of my facebook friends posted it)
I like that a lot... especially because I know I've been super busy lately. Just goes to show I have no excuse!
And, I started thinking back to how much weight I lost last year, how far I had come in my running and how I don't want to stop my training. All of those thoughts gave me the strength to pull my lazy butt out of bed and strap on my running shoes. I felt groggy and sluggish but I made myself run anyway. Instead of doing a longer distance, I opted to do a speed run- shorter distance, shorter time, still a great workout. I opted to run half a mile from my house and back again at a "faster than race pace". The first half mile wasn't bad because most of it was downhill. Coming back was not as much fun- the two hills I had run down, I now needed to go back up them. (Go figure, right?)
Remember before when I used to be scared of running up hills? It was not my thing- at all. Today, I tackled both hills (mind you, still at a faster than normal pace) and I didn't stop running even after I made it to the top of both of them. I'm actually feeling kind of proud of me for that. Yes, I did have to slow my pace some in order to make it up the hills, but the point of the matter is I MADE IT UP THE HILLS WITHOUT STOPPING. HOORAY!! I am currently celebrating with a greek yogurt, a scoop of peanut butter, and some glutten free granola- YUMMM!
My plan is to do a tempo run tomorrow (if my legs cooperate). I am hoping for 3 miles, if not a little more than that. I mean, I have a couple of parties with my man coming up and I want to look good. Here's hoping I can keep the motivation going, right?... Little Black Dress, Little Black Dress, Little Black Dress.