My running is going great! I've had a lot of interesting moments since August, but there is always a new challenge. My pace is typically around 12 to 13 minute miles. Today's training had me: warm up for 5 minutes, run at a fast pace for 10 minutes, walk for 5 minutes, and finish off with another 10 minute fast paced run. The part that makes me laugh? The fast pace part. I don't do fast paced anything. Let's just say that I ended up pushing myself more than usual. The other part that had me laughing while running? The strap for my HRM needs a new battery. So even though I was panting and figured I'd keel over? My heart rate was only registering at 70-something! With all that, I managed to haul in 2.6 miles *even though my ticker to the right isn't letting me add it in*. My pace *including my 5 minute warm up* was a bit less than an 11.5 minute mile. Woot!
In addition to my running, I am sending spontaneous e-mails to a friend to remind her to get up and do: jumping jacks, crunches, leg lifts, push ups, etc. Not only is it good for her, but it is also good for me since I am also doing the same thing immediately after hitting the send button. It is a reminder for me to keep moving. Every little bit helps!
It is also that time of year when I get my new calendar. I got it this last week. It's still pretty stark looking, but I haven't sat down with it and added in birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I also need to meal plan for the month of December--
Also, I finally got my birthday present this past week and I've been wearing it for nearly a week. I have to say that now I know I slack on Friday's when the girls are home. Yikes! Oh yeah! What is it? It's a Fitbit One. This is it:
It also tracks your mileage:
The story on the number of floors I've climbed is this...we don't have stairs in our house. The one floor that I got today was because of the elevation changes on my run this morning. I even tried going up and down the stairs on our porch to get some more floors. No dice. Oh and it also has a silent alarm that you can set before you go to bed.
Speaking of bed...I need to go in that direction! We have a fun day planned tomorrow. We have friends coming over and I need to be peppy! Don't forget to get your rest too!