It would be safe to say that as I headed out this morning for my planned speed session that I was feeling pretty miserable. Last night I made plans with my new running pal to get in some quick miles and I didn't want to disappoint her, so I decided to get in several extra warm up miles before our meet up with hopes to sweat out some of the processed junk that was living inside of me still. I felt sloth-like and my stomach was really punishing me during that warm up, so much so that I thought I was going to have to take a rain check for the day.
Funny thing was as soon as we met up and begun our workout, I felt 100% different. The legs that felt like bricks 20 minutes prior now felt strong and light, and the stomach that had a knot in it alleviated it's issues the moment that I was no longer thinking about it.
Our workout for the day
10 minute tempo at 6:30 pace
2x5 minutes hard/2 minutes recovery/4 minutes hard/ 2 minutes recovery
all of which were 6:25 pace or quicker
A great lesson to take away from today's workout is this...
Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We tell ourselves how we feel before we even try something and already begin to limit ourselves and make excuses. A running partner was overrated by me for many years, but there is power in outside perspective and external motivation and support. The positive attitude of another has the ability to impact the outcome of our endeavors if we are willing to step outside of our area of comfort and live a little.
Without further ado the winner, picked randomly by my hubby who was told to pick a number between 1-140, of the accessory giveaway is...
The adorable, speedy, and oh so sweet Janae from Hungry Runner Girl!
Congrats girl, email your address to email@example.com so I can drop your package in the mail!