I walked to the gym and then back again for my run yesterday and it was COLD!!! I stopped at the library to pick up a book that had come in for me. Part of my brain runs on a library book return calender because I am always planning out my reading (at this moment I have 4 books on my desk at home plus the one I am reading right now.) I never have time to read while taking classes because my coursework is so demanding. My library calender has already hit December as that is when the book I just picked up is due! That means that Christmas (my favorite time of year) is just around the corner!!
For my workout yesterday I headed in with a plan and I FAILED...
I was at about 3.5 miles and I didn't know how I was going to make it through the other half of the workout to 7 miles. Then my towel fell off and hit the treadmill and went flying out behind me onto the floor. So I was stuck without a towel and the sweat was just dripping off me. At 5 miles I stopped and got the towel back by my momentum was shot and I ended up stopping at 6.4 miles. It may seem like I was close but with the warm-up and then the stop to pick up the towel I had to go to about 7.4 miles.
I know I have lost some of my distance endurance but I keep telling myself that I will be able to get it back next May when I finish track and start training again for longer races. I do feel though that having endurance is important for me to maintain and improve through the 6 months of track season. I did enjoy running for over 50 minutes even if it didn't feel good at all. My breathing was normal but my legs just were not into it.
Today is 200m repeats at practice and then I am off to meet my parents and their friends for dinner! I brought out my scarfs this morning and my gloves so I was all bundled on my way to work! I love that cozy feeling a homemade scarf gives me! Happy Wednesday!