Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rain or Shine

Just a quick post as I am sitting here watching the Biggest Loser. So inspiring! This morning was my first day of "training" for the Rock N Roll Seattle Half. I set my clothes out and mentally prepared myself that I WOULD get UP and go to the gym and get my miles in before starting a very full day. Well somehow I ended up having this really crazy, realistic dream. I was in some type of math class and I was in the middle of taking some intense notes for some test when....MY ALARM GOES OFF. I woke up and looked at the clock and thought I can't go run becuase then I will miss the oh so very important math notes. Sooooo...if you can believe this I rolled over and went back to sleep and back to MATH class. WHAT???? Anyhow I somehow woke up at 6:30 and realized I didn't have a math test. It was 6:30 which gave me 30 minutes to get my run. So I jumped up and grabbed my clothes and then noticed it was RAINING!!
Opened the door and it was a warm gentle sprinkle so I decided to go for it! It felt great even though I came home wet with some very saggy pants! It was a mental victory that I won. I am not sure if I have to go to MATH class tonight....hee hee!

Also just a quick shout out to Angela who let me join her for her LEVEL 3 Jillian Michael's work out. She did a great job and that baby was tough! Great way to mix things up! How do you mix things up???



Teamarcia said...

A dream with a math class involved = a nightmare to me!
I mix it up by alternating yoga/pilates/weights/classes in addition to my running every 6 weeks or so. I'm currently in a yoga phase

Molly said...

I keep having running nightmares this week! I think I might be getting nervous for my 10 mile race this weekend!

misszippy said...

I have my share of race anxiety dreams when one is approaching.

You asked about marathon pace runs and how long to run the mp--depends on your fitness level and experience, I would say. But I think once you have a good base, you could easily start with 4 miles at MP and build up from there. Last year I did an 8-mile MP within a 10-miler the last week or two of marathon training, fwiw.

AngMomof3 said...

Thanks! :) I had fun w/ you here. It was so good, cause I worked harder (and was therefore sore the next day). I took it a bit easier today. :)

Hope you have no more math nightmares and wake a minute before the alarm tomorrow!

Keep up the great work!

Stacie said...

I'm glad you got a run in even with the rain. Those are the runs that make it all worth it afterwards :)