5 min run/3 min walk/8 min run/3 min walk/5 min run
(Actual: 5 min run/3 min walk/6 min run/30 sec walk/2 min run/3 min walk/5 min run)
This should've been a fairly easy run, but I'm following my worst run yet. My legs are still sore, and my shins are tight. I completed the first five minute run. At about six minutes into the eight minute run, I look down and I'm walking. I didn't consciously stop running, my legs just stopped moving fast. There was nothing I could do to make them move any faster than a walking pace. So I walked for approximately 30 seconds, Nick continued running. After my little break, my legs were able to finish the run. We had a long cool-down walk.
I decided no more candy this week. I have a theory about my last two runs and why they were so horrible. I've been eating candy at night, just the little fun-size bars, nonetheless I'm eating candy. I had two last night before I went to bed. I woke up, drank coffee, had a glass of milk, and then we went run. No breakfast. I think I'm having a hard time because my sugar level is plummeting, therefore causing me to have a bad run. So, I'm going to stay away from candy this week. I'm also going to bring a protein and carb snack to work to eat around 2pm, most probably it will be a fruit and string cheese. I will see how this affects my runs for the rest of the week.
10 min run/3 min walk/10 min run
I signed up for my first-ever 5K!!!! I am super excited!! I also saw a car on the way to work: license plate RUNN3R and a 26.2 sticker on it. I REALLY want one of those stickers!! I sent a picture of it to Nick saying it was my inspiration for the day.
At noon, I left the office and had a 5 hour drive to Bossier City. I arrived at the hotel around 5pm. I immediately went to my room and changed into my workout clothes. I hurried to the fitness room, only to see one treadmill and one elliptical...and the treadmill was occupied - UGH! Now what am I supposed to do? I can't sit here and watch this guy run....I mean, that would be creepy!
So, I go back to my room, change into some jeans and go to dinner. I had a grilled chicken salad with low-fat ranch dressing. I declined the complimentary bread and resisted the urge to ask for more ranch dressing (they never give you enough). I finished dinner around 6pm and headed back to the hotel.
I changed back into my workout clothes and and 7pm I went back down to the fitness room. To my surprise, it was empty. I got on the treadmill and began my workout. It was AMAZING! By far, this was my best workout. I ran at 5.5mph pace and really concentrated on my breathing. It took me about 1 minute to recover from the first run, and about 1 1/2 minutes to recover from the second run. About halfway through, I realized that I forgot to stretch, but I didn't care because this run was fabulous! After all of my trouble, I had a really great workout!
22 min run (Actual: 10 min run/1 1/2 min walk/10 1/2 min run)
We needed a few items at the grocery store to make dinner, which is located almost exactly 2 miles from the house. We decided to run to there, get our groceries, then walk back. I really like this idea, rather than getting in the car to go. What I didn't realize is that most of the run would be uphill. At 10 minutes, I had to walk for a little while. Then we ran the rest of the way, running past the entrance to the store to complete our 22 minutes. Total distance was 1.8 miles.