Let's get it done!
Let's start with today's recovery run...30 minutes at an easy pace.
It was cold but what else is new. It was windy but the sun was shining.
Well hello there, Mr. Sun.
I got to wear and test out my new hat and gloves. My cheapie gloves weren't cutting it anymore so the hubs bought me some new ones.
I also bought some Injinji socks because I noticed that got a hot spot/blister on the ball of my foot.
I guess yesterday's run was a bit rough on me. They worked great. I didn't have any issues whatsoever. I think I will continue to wear these socks during my long runs for the rest of winter.
3.5 miles in 30:21
Mile 1 - 8:47
Mile 2 - 8:34
Mile 3 - 8:32
Average pace 8:40 min/mile
This run started and ended with hills. I can't avoid them, they are everywhere. I charged up the last hill. I was determined to get negative splits on this run....and I did. Woot! I enjoyed a little protein shake post-run and then started my day.
So Friday night, Roy and I had a serious talk. I decided to give his weightlifting workout a try. He's been bugging me to try it but I always decline. I told him I didn't want to end up looking like Starla:
Name that movie....
Not that there's anything wrong with women bodybuilders, I just don't want to be that buff. Today was biceps, triceps and shoulders....oh how fun.
To be honest, it wasn't that bad. I got a good workout and lifted some good weight. I was proud of myself when I was able to lift 75lbs for shrugs. I also knocked out my #plankaday afterwards. It was hard since my upper body was spent. Maybe next time I will do the plank first...yeah that makes much more sense.
I was super badass today and used chalk on my hands to lift the weights. I don't want big, huge calluses on my hands so hopefully the chalk will help. Tomorrow is leg day, so I'm sure I will be hating my husband by Tuesday, haha.
Ooooooh and before I forget. Let me share my bargain I found today at Target:
It is a black power core long-sleeved shirt...perfect for those cold morning runs. It was on clearance for $5.98!!! SCORE! I cannot wait to try this out. I'm hoping it's the perfect base layer.
Now for a little fundraising news. A gigantic THANK YOU to my in-laws for their generous donation. I am so very thankful for everyone who has donated to my Team in Training fundraiser. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click HERE