I feel like a machine. After roughly week off from running due to an unfortunate run-in with bronchitis, I set out on my first run since last Monday!
Part of the reason I know this piece of info is because I’ve been keeping a workout schedule that dates back to March 2010. Honestly, typing those words makes it sound a bit nuts, but keeping track of my workouts helps me out for two reasons:
1. I can see what I need to work on! For example, I noticed last week that I’ve been slacking in the strength training department… so I was sure to get in two weight lifting sessions. Right now I’m also noticing a lack of yoga in my life.. maybe that’ll be tomorrows workout 😉
2. It keeps me motivated. I can see that I’ve been exercising regularly for a whole year now! (You can read about my relationship with fitness here, if you’re interested.) Having all my past workouts mapped out for me only makes me want to continue a fit, healthy, happy life.
Okay- enough on that tangent, and back to the run! I originally had plans to try out a new gym tonight. My membership is just about up at my current gym, and I’m looking to go elsewhere. When Alyssa texted me asking if I was up for a run, I decided the gym could wait. I haven’t seen Alyssa in a few weeks and was excited to run and catch up!
The result of chatting while running: 10 miles accomplished in a breeze! I dub this day 10 Mile Tuesday- hopefully it can happen next week as well. 😉 Running felt SO good after a week off- I can already tell my legs are going to be sore tomorrow so I’m off to foam roll a bit before bed!