Do you ever have those runs where your legs really want to go?
I miss them in marathon training… they are much fewer and farther between these days, as my legs are always recovering from the last workout.
But Tuesday morning, I had one of those runs. I was subbing a morning spin class 4 miles away and had a 8 mile training run planned, with a few tempo miles. I decided to run the four miles to the gym, teach, and run back.
My warm up mile is almost always in the 8:30-8:45 range. This time, my first mile came in at 7:45 and I realized my legs were fresh and happy and ready to run.
I picked up the pace for mile 2 (7:18) and decided this would make a good progression run instead… a little more for mile 3 (6:55), and a final push for mile 4 (6:30). I have no idea where that last mile came from, but it felt so good to push myself.
Spin class was great, and then I headed home for an easier 4 miles: 9:00, 7:57, 7:18, and 7:30.
I love a good run! Here are some other things I am loving this week:
What I’m eating:
After admiring the make-your-own option on a friend’s site, Klara (owner of MixMyOwn ) asked if I’d like to make my own muesli mix. Yes, please! I put oats, quinoa, millet, dried apples and blueberries, goji berries, walnuts, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, matcha green tea and cacao nibs in mine.
What I’m wearing:
Swirlgear is a relatively new company, by women and for women. I love the yellow, and the fit is perfect!
What I’m drinking:
My iced green tea making has slowed down but I picked it up again yesterday. I’ve been really happy with Organic India Tea- high quality and great flavor.
What I’m reading:
I wish I had more time to read! There are endless numbers of books I hope to get to in the next few months, especially as I continue to expand my knowledge of natural health and healing. These are the two I’m diving into right now.
What I’m baking with:
I’ve been doing more online shopping since we moved, and these arrived this week. Apparently I was craving fat when I placed the order?!
I added the cacao bliss to some brownies I made this week… yum! (Side note- I got these from Swanson which I’ve found has really good prices and lots of high quality options!)
What are you eating/drinking/reading/wearing this week?
When is the last time you were surprised by an awesome run?