I worked my boo-tay off at the track today. Yes, I went to the track! The sun finally came out after like four straight days of rain and clouds (I could never live in the pacific northwest) and it was sunny and warm and lovely. I did 3 miles again. In about 48 minutes, which is actually pretty good for me. On the treadmill my mile is usually around 18 minutes. So 16 is pretty good!
I started off with 2.25 laps jogging, then half jog/half walks for a few laps, then the last lap of the 2nd mile, I jogged 1.25 laps into the 3rd mile. Then the rest was half walk/half jog until the final lap and I jogged ¾ of it.
None of the laps were straight walking! That was the biggest thing about today for me. I’ll be happy for now if I can keep doing the same walk/jog pattern, but just faster. That would be pretty sweet for me. And I’d also like to be able to run a mile straight at some point.
Can I tell you something silly? Since it wasn’t about speed or pace or anything today, my playlist was more about songs that make me happy or energize me…a good portion of those were/are cheesy dance songs or oldies you hear at weddings. Like, the Cupid Shuffle and Footloose and Let’s Go Crazy (Prince) and Canned Heat. Hearing then makes me think of dancing and acting a fool with close friends and family and really energizes me. It also makes me visualize what it will (hopefully) be like at future weddings when I’ll be slimmer and healthy and feelin’ fierce in a party dress and shakin’ my hips like yeahhhhhh and what not :-) Ha, whatever works, right?
(Oh, another thing about the track: at one point a family came out to jog and walk around the track - a mom, dad, and three young kids, ages 10 and under I'd guess. They would kind of chase the dad around some of the stretches or he'd let the kids run ahead of him, or the kids would have a race amongst themselves...it warmed my cold cold heart. I wanted to go up to the parents and be like "As a child that grew up in a family with no sense of the importance of fitness and was coincidentally overweight since I was 9, please keep doing this for them!!" but I thought that would be a little much. Instead I went with "Hi".)
Well, I'm off to watch the Redsksins game. I haven't watched a game in maybe 6 weeks? But they're playing the Broncos today and I'm interested to see how Champ Bailey (a beloved former Redskin) and Eddie Royal (a former Hokie and he/his family is from my town) play. I'm watching a Redskins game to see how the OTHER TEAM plays. So sad. I love you, Skins, but...yikes.