Rise and shine! It’s running time!
I woke up at 6:01 this morning to get my workout in before the hot weather hits. Rumor has it that temps will get close to 90 degrees today!
As I mentioned yesterday, my new running program involves a lot of foam rolling, stretching, and strengthening, so today’s workout of “4 miles easy” included a lot more than just running four miles.
My workout started with 20-30 minutes of foam rolling, stretching (feet included), toe/shin walks (aka walking on my toes and heels), arm swings, and leg swings. Then, I warmed-up with 1-mile jog followed by more stretching and some running drills (buttkicks, heelkicks, highknees, long skipping, etc.). THEN, it was time to run those four miles, which were killer! I do not run well in heat and humidity. Blah. My lungs felt tight and my legs weighed a million pounds, but I managed to finish in 43:55 (8:43 pace).
Even though the run was really tough at times, I still enjoyed it, especially the calm, quiet morning. Hardly any cars were on the road this morning.
I finished my workout with jumping jacks, single leg squats, and some more stretching.
When I returned home, I took the quickest shower ever, ate breakfast (Overnight Oats in a Jar), and now I’m chugging water and iced coffee.
I’m off to a doctor’s appointment next!
If you’re anything like me, you want to be “in the know,” but don’t have a lot of time to devote to keeping up with the latest and greatest. You guys have heard of DailyCandy, right? Well, here’s another lifestyle email to add to your daily routine!
PureWow is a free daily email for women of both style and substance devoted to finding unique, under-the-radar discoveries in culture, fashion, arts, beauty, tech, home and health. PureWow keeps their readers in the know with the latest and greatest experiences, products and time-savers designed to improve their busy lives.
Here are a few examples of recent emails:
- NO SUGAR COATING: A new handbook for vegan and gluten-free baking
- STRIKE A POSE: Custom-made yoga videos you can access anywhere
- SUPPER PSYCHIC: What’s for dinner? Let Yummly decide
It’s a cool site. I promise.
PureWow is actually holding a giveaway right now, so if you sign up for their free email, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 AMEX gift card and a NOOK Color! I told ya it was cool!
Questions of the Day
I saw this running Q & A on Becky‘s blog last week and thought it was fun! Feel free to play along in the comment section!
Favorite treadmill? Any treadmill near a TV with Ellen or Kelly & Regis on it.
Favorite shoes? Mizuno Wave Inspire 6. I ran my first marathon in them. Best shoes ever.
Favorite running song? Right now, Adele, Citizen Cope, and My Chemical Romance are rocking my world.
Favorite running fuel? Vanilla Gu (preferably not warm and melted).
Favorite running accessory? My Spibelt. Sometimes I feel like a turd wearing it because it reminds me of a Fanny Pack, but it holds everything that I need for my long runs.
Favorite race distance? Half marathon. It’s a challenging distance, so I have to train for it, but not so tough that my body hates me after it. I want to break my half marathon PR so badly!
P.S. Boston folks: The Scooper Bowl starts today!!!