I woke up this morning at 7:30am and slowly got ready. From now until February, the college gym is opening at 8am on Saturdays on a trial basis so I decided to take full advantage of it to start my day early. I planned to get to the gym by 8ish and run on the treadmill then lift. After that I would stop by B-Rabbits swim meet, then go shopping!
I managed to get to the gym and on my favorite treadmill by 8:25. I really like this one treadmill because it has fans on it as well as it has a simulated track thing on the display so that I can tell where I would be if I were running on the track. I also love this treadmill because it is farther back from the tvs so that I don't have to look up so much, its more in my line of sight and that way I don't fall off the treadmill and get knocked unconscious! I brought my ipod too!! I was pretty excited to see how wearing my ipod would go. Whenever I run inside on the treadmill, I sweat a lot!! I had made a workout playlist and wanted to run until I got all the way through it and of course I forgot to look at the total time on itunes so I had no idea how long it actually would be.
I really enjoyed running with music - It was nice to have something to listen to while I watched the televisions. Plus it felt like it made the time go by quicker. I wonder if you can sweat in your ears - I was afraid that I was going to short out my headphones. I decided to ask for a new pair of sports/running earphones for Christmas. The whole time I felt like my left ear bud wasn't in all the way.
I started at a 8:34 min/mile pace and gradually increased throughout the run to an 8:06 pace. I had wanted to do 8 miles but my music playlist ended at 7 miles and also my knees were hurting from the pounding. Here's the stats:
7 miles / 58:58 / 8:25 pace (the treadmill said I had done 28 laps on the track!! WOW!)
I probably could have gone faster from the beginning but that is something to remember for next time! After I finished running I did some serious lifting and now all my upper body muscles feel heavy and tired. I then showered at the gym, which is actually really nice because you come out of the weight room and into the locker room and just shower - there is no sweaty walk/drive home!
Then I went to part 2 of 4 of B-Rabbits swim meet. He swam the 100m freestyle race and once again did pretty good for not swimming in such a long time. In a little while I am headed back to the pool to watch him swim the 100m backstroke! I really love watching backstroke, it is one of my favorite races!
Oh yeah, after watching swimming this morning I headed off on my shopping excursion! I hit up Breuggers Bagels and had a nice bagel with a large coffee for a nice post run splurge! All that caffeine got me going and I went off and spent lots of money! I ended up buying my track spikes (they are gray and I really wanted Bright orange but oh well) as well as the under armour underwear and spandex! I also found at target the half spandex legging things - they only go to the knee! I have been looking for these for a while so I grabbed the last size large!!
I also picked up the pottery B and I painted before Thanksgiving - it came out amazing! This week I will do a nice picture post of all of this stuff! Now I am back at my apartment and I am super tired!! I have 95% of my Christmas shopping done and most of the wrapping completed too!
Now I am going to crash on the couch and try to regain some of my strength!