Despite (or maybe in spite of) my negative attitude about my ability to run AFTER work, I did it! I still can barely believe it. I couldn’t tell you the last time I ran at a time other than early morning…but it has been a VERY long time. And I’ll tell you, it feels VERY different. My spine and feet felt all different (read: silly fashionable footwear all day) and certainly, my energy level was different…I also assume that I was more conscious of it all. Sometimes I think I might be still 25% asleep during my morning workouts!
So yesterday’s was a speed workout: 5k warmup, 4 sets of 4x90s on 30s rest and 2 minutes between sets. And I used my penny trick – anyone does this before? On my treadmill I have a cup holder on either side of the console and in the left one I have about 20 pennies. Each time I finish an interval, I move a penny over into the other cup…this is the only way I can seem to keep track of how many intervals I’ve done.
I read about this trick somewhere and with the lack of oxygen to my brain during these workouts, it has certainly come in handy!!
This morning I did an easy 10k (legs were tired from last night) and tomorrow I’m at a fitness conference all day (I teach fitness classes on the side) and I’m super excited…but know I will barely be able to walk by the end of the day…it’s a “hands-on” conference!