Okay, okay, I know it was only 1.5 miles, but that's because it was just a warm-up before I did my strength training workout. 8:32 might seem like a slow pace to some of you, but it's a BIG accomplishment for me.
For the past 3 years I was running just to stay in shape. Consider that I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs... I'm not some petite lil girl flyin' around a track, that's fo' sho'. Staying in shape meant running at a comfortable pace for a few miles...most times that was about a 9:45 pace.
Recently I've dedicated myself to becoming a runner, not just someone who runs - so I thought about a few things that I should probably do:
1. Completely change my eating habits (I'm all over it)
|Veggies and hard boiled egg (protein) for dinner! Alright, there might have been a brown rice sushi california roll too...|
3. Start paying attention to my speed (and try to improve it)
I'm so happy that I'm staying on track with these things! I'm starting to think that I might just actually be close to prepared for this marathon on April 30th...for a while there it just wasn't a reality for me.
P.S. - Random fact - I'm probably the most clumsy person ever. Evidence: I think I banged my shin on the bottom of the shopping cart at the grocerty store approximately 7 times during one shopping trip this evening. On the way home I kicked my ankle with my other heel about 9 times. Does this happen to anyone else?!
In addition to my speedyness I also had another couple firsts tonight: liquid glucosamine and soy milk.
The glucosamine is for my hips and ankles...hopefully it helps (pretty please). I have no idea what possesed me to buy soy milk...maybe the entire aisle dedicated to it in Whole Foods? Anyways I combined all the stuff below and it wasn't too bad! Kinda like strawberry milk.
|Strawberry Whey protein, vanilla soy milk, blueberries, and berry flavored glucosamine.|
|I'm gonna be hurtin' tomorrow|