|Bad Juans at Mexican joint|
While wearing this
This 9 mile run was one of my harder ones, but after I did it I realized I'm READY for this half marathon in 8 weeks. I think my training program is a little over zealous in the training right now but I'm loving these long runs to look forward to. Next week is 10.5 then the following week is a 5K--talk about piece of cake! I forgot to pack water and energy chews so around mile 6 I literally started singing along to "Walk it out" ouloud but substituted "Run it out"...."now run it out, run it out, run it out, run it out, Kristie run it out, southside run it out, northside run it out...." I also took a super tough spin class on Saturday which was hell on my legs while running.
I walked for about 5 minutes after and took my new obsession an ice bath while catching up on Instagram before my shower
The first 3 miles flew by as I started out on a new route that I haven't been on before so it was a fun adventure, then mile 4 came up and I already assumed I was at the halfway point, looked at my phone and it was only mile 4, those .5 miles to get to the halfway point took FOREVER!! I then realized I didn't pack water or energy chews but tried to remind myself that people run full marathons with no shoes so I could handle a 9er without added energy. It was definitely tough, but I pounded it out. I had cramps in my sides, stomach and legs but ran through them and practiced slow breathing (in through your nose and out through your mouth) and was able to breathe through it. I felt like I was mentally trying to tackle birthing a child. I'm minimally sore today which is amazeballs and I'd like to thank the bad juans aforementioned and ice bath. For the record, I only had 1 bad juan and definitely would have partaken in more if I didn't have a run the next day. Everything is fine in moderation people! This week I'll take it easy the day before my long run so I don't overextend myself. The last thing I want is an injury!
Plans for the week:
-Meal plan breakfast, lunch and dinner to stay on track and lose another pound this week!
- Monday: Rest day
- Tuesday: RI30 and 30 minute run
- Wednsday: 48 min on elliptical and RI30 weight workouts
- Thursday: 1 hour Zumba
- Friday: Run 3 miles and RI30 weight workouts
- Saturday: Easy 30 min elliptical run and arm workout
- Sunday: Run 10.5 miles
Make it a great week gals!