So today I went to spin class in my new padded cycling shorts. Goodness they are awkward to wear when you are not on a bike, but luckily when you are on a bike they are fabulous.
Spin was fine. I missed last week so I felt “behind” or out of practice. I also didn’t want to push as hard as a I normally do since my race is Sunday.
Following spin I went home and did an easy 3 miles with my dog in 32 minutes. Felt great on the run. I’d also like to note that my dog is TOUGH. He’s a 7 pound pomeranian, but he likes to RUN. I’ve never taken him further than 4 miles, but I have a feeling he could handle it.
Still monitoring the weather. HOPING AND PRAYING I get to New York tomorrow. My flight isn’t until 7pm EST – so hopefully I’ll know more information tomorrow afternoon.
I’m also currently working on my half marathon playlist. I have all the music, but I like to order the songs to help with my mood/pacing.
I have a flight to New York tomorrow evening, please blow Tropical Storm Nicole far out into the ocean. I need a break from Alabama, I need to see my friends, and I need to be on Long Island for my race on Sunday!
YAY after weeks of barely moving it’s lovely to see you 183. I’m on the cusp of so many big things right now: losing 40 pounds, being in the 170s and let’s not forget running my first half marathon on Sunday. Life is GOOD.
I’m really excited about taking measurements tomorrow because I know despite the lack of major movement on my scale this month my body is changing and taking shape (as an athlete).
I just had to share my outfit since I feel really cute today – I even wore wedges which makes me like 6’ tall today!
Please note that these may be the last time I wear these pants because they are getting very baggy.
Apparently Fall has come to the south, well at least for a day or two. It rained here for a day and a half and brought the temps down so I went out for a 6 mile run tonight. My last “long” before my half. Now it’s all 3 and 2 milers.
It’s crazy to think that it was just the end of June when I first ran 6 miles and hated every second of it. I never thought I’d be where I am. This run was great, especially the second half. I was just in the zone. I also tried 2 new energy gels a Lemon-Lime and a Tangerine. MUCH better than the Vanilla and Strawberry-Banana ones I had previously. So a word to the wise stick with citrus gels.
Distance: 6.11 miles
Pace: 10:52 min/mile
I was surprised my pace wasn’t faster, but then again I had to wait to cross several streets. I am SO ready for the half. GAME ON.