Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday and Tuesday were beautiful here in Minnesota. I took advantage of it and went for a 5-mile on each day. I started Monday's run a bit late and it got dark too fast, I get nervous running at dusk because of the critters. One year, when I was running at that particular time, I turned around to see if any cars were coming and I saw a bear crossing the road. But this year, it is the canine tracks on the road that worry me. So, hubby met me on the last mile and followed mein the car. So, note to self: leave earlier.
Yesterdays run was a good one; I used a track from Motion Traxx with coaching from Jeff Galloway using the 1:1 format. The music was enjoyable, sometimes that techno progrogressive house music gets on my nerves. My run were run well and I walked at a brisk pace. Usually when I walk I forget what I am doing and end up strolling along looking at the scenery. But I stayed focused. It took me about an hour to do both runs.
I am thinking if my speed doesn't improve over the next few months, I may be looking at a 3 hour + time for my half marathon in April. But I am trying not to think abut speed, because I think it will be more important to work on increasing my distance as the weeks go by.
My eating habits can be improved (I gave in to temptation and bought some Newman-O's, which I might add, taste soooooo much better than Oreo's) That Nike Training Club routine is still giving me sore muscles when I do it so I will stick with that one for a few more weeks before I move on. I am maintaining my weigth within my range, but noticed pounds were up but body fat % was down - so, I'm not complaining.
It is starting to snow now and I think old man winter is rearing his head once again. I hope you all have a wonderful day.