Then I faced a dilemma - our weekend is too packed for me to guarantee that I would be able to fit in a long run on Saturday or Sunday. So I decided to try for a long run on a weekday morning.
Thursday morning I was up at 5am and out the door for 9.3 miles at an easy pace. It was a long and dark run and I only scared myself once with my own shadow but I got it done. I decided that because I had accomplished my goal of getting up and out for a long run I should treat myself, so I packed a little snack pack in my lunch.
|Leftover peach rings and swedish fish from our Wedding Candy Buffet!|
Friday morning I decided to fit in a tempo workout because my schedule was so mixed up and I didn't know if there would be another time this weekend to do this workout. Waking up Friday morning was even harder than Thursday and I honestly considered going back to sleep. I was up and out the door by 5:10am and ran 2x2 miles at approximately tempo pace to complete 6.2 miles.
This run was tough - I had picked a loop with a giant hill which really killed my legs. But I made it and finished the workout. So as I was packing my lunch once again, I included a slightly larger snack pack as a reward for compelteing two great workouts on weekday mornings and running 15.5 miles in two days!
|Leftover peach rings and Peanut M&M's from our Wedding Candy Buffet!|
My legs are definitely dead now and will enjoy a full rest day tomorrow - AND sleeping in! For me, rewarding myself is definitely the best motivator! Do you reward yourself??
Have a great weekend!