There are my slow, slow stats, but I must say I’m proud of my former out-of-shape behind.
I had a blaaast with my cousin!
The day went as follows:
7:13AM Wake up naturally, stop alarm early.
7:30AM Drink green tea with stevia (did I mention that I won a giveaway?!)
7:45AM Eat a Peanut Butter Crunch Clif Bar (YUM.)
7:55AM Go get dressed, try on 3 outfits, debate wearing HR monitor
8:00AM Put on sunscreen, fill water bottle
8:20AM Hit the road!
8:52AM Arrive, park, pee
9:00AM RUN! It took us 1hr 16 minutes of beachy fun to complete. It was an out and back, but sadly there were NOT enough water fountains for me, so I was pretty thirsty a lot of the time.
We took about 4 walk breaks, all due to me You know how some days you’re just on (like my 8k day!) and other days you just aren’t feeling it 100%? Well today was the latter. I didn’t feel AWFUL, and I knew I could complete the scheduled mileage, but I didn’t feel INCREDIBLE and invincible.
I’m ahead of my schedule (this is an updated version, I’m using the old one!) by a few weeks, as my 1/2 marathon is 7 weeks away (49 days: 11 hours : 48 minutes: 53 seconds!), and I’m on week 6 of 8 of my training plan! That equals 5 extra weeks of mileage increases, if I want! Meaning that I can go from the max of 10 to up to 15 miles for a long run! I doubt that I’ll do that, but even running 11-11.5 instead of 10 will give me a little mental edge.
I’m beyond excited, because with every little improvement I make I dream of the future improvements that I can make! For example, after I run 13.1, what’s stopping me from increasing to running 14 miles a couple weeks later? Or 16? Or 18? Or a WHOLE MARATHON?
Nothing. That’s what!
I LOVE new tunes for a workout. It’s IMPERATIVE for me! My latest favorites:
- Paranoid (LMFAO Remix) – Kanye West
- Shots – LMFAO ft. Lil Jon
- LA LA LA (HYPER CRUSH REMIX) -LMFAO Ft. HYPER CRUSH
- Work It Out - Lil Jon ft. Pitbull
- How Low (Official Remix #2) - Ludacris ft. Ciara & Pitbull
- Eenie Meenie (feat. Justin Bieber) - Sean Kingston
- Limelight (Radio Edit) – Alizée
- Ghetto Techno (Edit) -Jay-Z
- Feel It Ft. Tiesto, Sean Kingston, & Flo-Rida – Three 6 Mafia
- Over (Dirty) –Drake
- Shake It For Daddy -Nicki Minaj
- Remedy – Little Boots
- I Love You – Nicki Minaj
- Little Freak – Nicki Minaj
- Bedrock (Part II) -Lloyd Ft Lil Wayne & Drake
- Bed Rock – Young Money featuring Lloyd
- Make Her Say ft. Kanye West, Common & Lady Gaga - Kid Cudi
Speaking of consistent – have you seen Lady Gaga’s and Beyoncé’s new video for Telephone?! It’s amazing(ly long)!
Did Tarentino produce it?
Along with my hip hoppy RnB songs, I jammed to a little iQuartet, a local (and talented!) Jazz ensemble. I like to switch it up sometimes!
I just thought I’d throw out there that I got 25/25 on my Social Dance exam! That’s 100% !!! I knew the steps, I had the rhythm… and I danced solo (sola?). That was the trick. No offense to the guys in the class, but I didn’t want to be held back by being lead! I wanted to do all the steps that I knew, and not wait for a guy to initiate my movement!
I’m kind of sort of a feminist, so the whole idea of a guy “leading” me is irking.
My solo ways paid off.
I’m never going to have a boyfriend.
After winning that Stevia, I’m pretty pumped and SURE that I’m on a winning streak, so I’d like to take this time to announce that Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga is having a FAB raw/vegan cook-book giveaway!
I don’t know about you, but I’m very into the whole raw-foods movement. I was 100% raw for about 2 years time, after which I decided that it meant too much to me to be able to eat a huge bowl of STEAMED Brussels sprouts or broccoli than to be 100% this or that. I don’t like labels very much, as it sets you up for failure, and when it comes down to it I’d rather live a little with a bowl of steamed veggies than be eating a typical SAD (standard American) diet!
Raw foods rule, however. Most raw desserts beat out the cooked ones ANY day, for me. And once you check out Averie’s raw goodie recipes, I’m 100% ( ) sure that you’ll agree!
Now I’m off to enter my 5 comments/entries on Averie’s blog! Happy weekend!