I had an awesome run yesterday after work. This seems to be a good time for me right now as it allows me to get a little more sleep and my darling daughter is being a trooper. I ran 1.62 miles yesterday with an overall pace of 12'23". I ran barefoot intervals at a 10% incline with the rest intervals at a 15'00" pace and the work interval at a 12'00" pace. I really do want to increase these incline treadmill paces but I am doing good and believe me, 12'00" feels harder than you would imagine on this thing!
I was keeping my work intervals at a duration of 1-minute but lengthened the rest a bit at the end. I was going to run for 20 minutes but once I hit that mark I had so little to go to round out 1.5 miles. Then I had to go just a bit more to add in that final rest interval. Love runs that end that way!
Elite Band in black
On a sad note, my RoadID band broke. Yep, snapped when it got snagged on a towel. This happened a few days ago and it must have been really weak for such a little thing to cause so much damage. I feel naked without it. I have put on my older RoadID FIXX but I like my sports elite better. It feels more natural and I am trying to love the FIXX (even with the "old" last name) because it can carry my marathon bead too. I am just not feeling the love of years passed so I guess I need a new band. It really isn't in the budget right now though and I am tempted to snag dear hubby's band since he never wears his RoadID and owe him a band later. Is that bad?
FIXX tag with marathon bead
Confession #2: I didn't make it to the gym this morning like I wanted to. But hey, I can run after work! But I wanted to see the gym life again and didn't because I got so little sleep. It was after 11:00 pm when I was still waking up due to dear hubby's cough or the TV. I ended up grabbing my alarm clock and moving into my darling daughter's room to get some peaceful slumber. And I just couldn't imagine thriving on less than five hours of sleep with a long day ahead of me today, so I changed the alarm right before falling asleep. Is that bad?
Are you ready for Tuesday Tunes?!
This week I am featuring a song not on my play list, but one I think I may add. It always perks me up when I hear it on the radio and I think it could be a good running song. What do you think? Take a moment to listen to You and Tequila by Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter!
Today I am grateful for:
A second bedroom
Battery operated alarm clocks that the batteries seem to last forever