I'm currently in the middle of a 6 hour study session for my last exam of the semester (YAY!) and it's math... womp womp. So I decided to take a short break and write a little blog post!
This morning before I started studying I decided I wanted to go for a run. I haven't ran much in the past few months so I was apprehensive because I was scared of having to start my running from square 1... and that kind of bums me out. I felt good today though, and although I decided to run inside, I still convinced myself that I could do a 5km no problem. I think my 5km PB is like 27:something.... but whatever.
I put on my workout clothes and made my way down to my condo gym. I have to admit that when I'm in a hurry, that gym comes in handy. It doesn't have a ton of equipment and so I really only use it if I'm in a rush or don't feel like taking the street car to the gym. I can definitely make-do with what's down there. I went to the gym near my condo yesterday and my legs are a bit tender, so because I was just running I decided to use the condo gym today. Anyways... I'm getting a little off track. I got down there and the gym was empty. OH the benefits of having a condo gym and being there earlier in the morning.
I hopped on one of the treadmills and turned on my "RUN!" playlist and started running. I run at a conservative 6.0 mph and run for 9 minutes and walk for 1, for a total of 30 minutes. I actually surprised myself with how great it felt to be on the treadmill again (I know.. who says that about the treadmill? When it's less cold I'll be outside.) and to just listen to music and think about nothing really.
By the end of my workout I was SUPER hot and SUPER sweaty and SUPER red... No I don't have a photo to share, I looked awful. The photo above is pre-run and that's all I'm willing to share lol. I had thought in my head that I would do some lower body work today to compliment my run, but after my run I laid on the floor and waited until my pulse was down around normal again and then did some stretching. My hamstrings are SO tight from doing deadlifts in the gym yesterday... I love that feeling. Makes me feel like I worked hard! :)
With all this run talk being had... I think I've decided I would like to do some races this year. I kind of stopped doing them last year for whatever reason. I don't know how I'm going to do a ton of races on a student budget, but I can at least get 1 or 2 in this year! I think I'll work up to a 10k and if my body doesn't break down and cry, maybe another half-marathon? The thought of that always scares me because it was so exhausting the first time around. Although I did lose a ton of weight and really felt great after icing all of my lower body joints after a long run. Lol. I'm not committing... I'm going to wait it out and see how I feel after doing a couple of smaller races.
Last week was actually the Toronto Yonge St. 10km race and I've done that race for the past 2 years. I was kind of sad to miss it... but I will do it again next year! :) I love that race because it's mostly downhill. Hehehe..
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What races do you have planned for the summer??