Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sassy Pants!

Today I had my 4-mile endurance run and I procrastinated doing it because it was a blustery day outside...and I was being lazy...and using the blustery weather as an excuse! When my friend texted me asking if I wanted to hang out this evening I knew I could no longer put off my I headed to the gym to the treadmill to put in my miles! One thing I do not like about running inside is the lack of moving air...haha...kinda ironic seeing as how I didn't run outside because the air was moving too much...hmm!!! Either way I decided that I wanted to be done in less than 50 minutes so I set the treadmill to 4.8 (12:30 pace) and did not allow myself to move the pace at all! I am really happy today because my watch tracked my run perfectly!! I forgot to start it until a mile into my run so I technically went 4.16 miles according to the treadmill...but I wanted my watch to say 4 miles...I know, call me crazy! So here's my graphs from today!


Avg Pace



8:2016:4025:0033:2041:4050:0008:0012:0016:0020:0024:0028:00Pace (min/mi)

Heart Rate


8:2016:4025:0033:2041:4050:00120130140150160170180Heart Rate (bpm)

I think the reason my heart rate got so high near the end is simply because I was nasty is it sounds I would take a sip from my water bottle, cup my hands, spit into my hands, and splash it on my face! It was super hot...because in all reality I was not that winded on this run! Was my head trying to tell me that I couldn't finish? Yes...Did I tell it to stick it where the sun don't shine? Yes...I told myself..."Girl put on your sassy slowing down until you're finished!" I just envisioned myself running 13.1 miles with Erika, Drew, Ben, and Amanda...and that kept me from quitting! Oh...and I finished in 49 minutes and 53's that for finishing in under 50 minutes?! :D 

So next Sunday is the Run For The Zoo 5k! I can hardly believe it's almost here! I'm really excited! In the Dallas Half Marathon Relay I ran my 5K in 37:13 which is right at a 12 minute mile...I definitely think I had some adrenaline going that day! I'm hoping I can either match that time or beat it! Either way...I'm just happy that I will be running the entire thing! :D 

I was happy with my run I took a picture of me and my sassy self (after I cleaned up of course..I am not one of those *cough Elise cough* who runs miles without breaking a sweat *how disgusting and unfair is that?!*)....

Some call my sass attitude (which it can definitely be...sometimes)...but I call my sass a's getting me places. Slowly but surely...and most definitely one day, one step, one bite, one second at a time!

Oh! I just got a new book from Runners World that I'm super excited to read and share with you all what I learn from it. The article that I shared a few posts ago actually came from this book. Runner's World Big Book of Running for Beginners: Lose Weight, Get Fit, and Have Fun is the name of the book...I've skimmed through it and I think it's going to be a quick, informative, fun read! So I will share with you all in my next post! :D

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