I'm totally loving that yesterday I finally ran over four miles for the first time since February, and the first time since I signed up for the Princess Half!
Reasons that I finally got to four miles (probably)...
1. Girl Talk
Not gossip, music. The Girl Talk Pandora radio station has completely changed my world. I have loved running to Girl Talk in the past, but only had a few of their mixes which got old after a while. I enjoy a good variety of tunes when I run and this station kept me jamming the entire time!
2. I Just Did It
Every day that I go to run I start with the mindset of "Oh I'm just going to run my three miles today". I get to three miles and immediately my body is done because I've already set the precedent. Today I decided I would just try and run as long as I could...and clearly that was a better choice. When I wanted to stop and walk I just didn't. When I cramped or got achy, I just ran through it. As I really get into training I'm definitely going to need to keep this mindset.
I signed up for a half marathon and that has YET to light a fire under my behind to get it together. I'm about to sign up for an 8k in November, and for a running group to train as well. Now I don't want to be the slow person in the running group so I need to train for training. Makes sense right?
4. Good Choices
I began the day with a good breakfast that filled me up, and made great choices after that. I even resisted brownies and cookies at an event this afternoon...major step! After doing so well all day I first of all felt in great shape for a run and two, wanted to really make this day count.
|Cottage cheese and nectarine, yum!|
Didn't think too much when I was throwing clothes in my gym bag the night before and so I was totally that matchy-matchy girl at the gym that I despise. Bright pink and yellow shoes with neon yellow shorts, gray tank and bright pink sports bra. I almost felt like I could see the stares and judging. If I had just grabbed the blue sports bra! After this realization I knew I had to go big or go home, and reassess my workout wardrobe.
|Don't judge my bed...|
Happy hump day--what are YOU loving this Wednesday?