Yesterday, I went off to the treadmill with the plan of running 3 slow miles. Instead, at mile 1 I knew it was not going to happen. I was feeling like crap, my body was tired due to lack of sleep (thanks to Lily, who started sleeping on my pillow. Fun times). So I made a deal with myself of only running 1, then maybe walking the other 2. Or even running 1 and going to the pool and running another 1 after I came back.
At the start of the walk, “Raise Your Glass” by Pink came on and that made me want to run. So I ran another mile and a half putting it on repeat (yes, it seems that putting songs on repeat is what works for me…), sprinted the last quarter of a mile, and finally walked the last half mile. All in all, it was 3 miles at a 12:36 average pace, including the last half mile walk. Not too bad.
Today, since weightlifting was on the menu, I went for a quick mile (it’s still better than nothing, right?). I finished it in 9:30 – not my fastest mile (this was my fastest mile, on the only time I attempted it), but definitely my fastest as of late (stupid 20lbs makes the running so much harder!).
After weightlifting, I was definitely sweaty, but it was worth it, as I had my reward in sight… (No worries, I did rinse it off at the shower before going in!)
Ah, another super sunny day in Manila to make me all happy inside…
What the pictures don’t show is that I spent the whole time reading a book on my kindle (yay for waterproof cases!) while getting my tan on!
I can get used to this life…