On Day 10 of my Whole30. Really didn’t want to workout today. I knew I should though. I knew that I just needed to get up and do it. It took a lot of convincing for me to do it. I made sure my iPod was charged since the game was on tv. I haven’t listened to music recently while running because of one reason or another. Today I knew I was going to need it. So I had lunch and made sure it wasn’t to starchy (made my first batch of Whole30 mayo, which I will probably blog about tomorrow…holy YUM!) and made sure I was ready to go. I did a small warm-up, did Day 4 of Level One of my Gorilla fitness app, which was pretty awesome. Then I hopped on the treadmill. Ever since I have been using my smartphone to track my runs instead of my iPod, I haven’t had music. It’s seriously time for me to get an iPhone so I have it all in one place! I set the treadmill to a little higher than my normal running pace and pressed start on my music. Oh how I have missed music!
The first song is my favorite song to run to. Which is odd for me, but I love it. In some ways, even the lyrics keep me going strong until the end. I know I have blogged about it before, but when you find that song for yourself, HOLD ON TO IT! It was my first song today and at 5 minutes it kept me going, so I listened to it again. Even better, because of the beat, I set my pace just a little higher. I managed to run my first mile in 10:17. Finished my 5k in 35 minutes. It’s not my fastest 5k, but that may be one of my fastest miles. I ended up running a mile and a half before I took a walking break. I felt INCREDIBLE! I had FUN doing this run! I really wanted to keep going, but the little guy was up from his nap by then and I needed to finish up. I seriously can’t believe the difference my music makes when I am running. For right now I am going to make sure I keep that motivation up and have my iPod charged for my runs. Once it warms up again (it’s below zero out right now) I hope to move my running to outside. I look forward to that new(ish) experience also.
As I am working out, my husband talks about training for the Tough Mudder, yet he doesn’t get up and workout. He says it’s 6 months away. The Tough Mudder is what, 10 miles? And an obstacle course? Can I DO THAT? I’m thinking that maybe I can….