A lifestyle of gracefulfitness weaves exercise into daily life in a way the is exciting, fun, and feeds something more than just the desire to burn calories. For me this means getting outside and running a few times a week. I love spending the time outdoors and running is a moving meditation unlike any other I have found.
This morning was all about my “long run” of the week and a half mile increase from last week brought the distance up to 7.5 miles. I carefully planned my route on Map My Run, filled my water bottle, grabbed my directions, and hit the sidewalk.
I was feeling good but I was hit with the three H’s after 45 minutes or so, heat, hills, and hunger! That’s the point when it started feeling like my “long run” was appropriately named. Then I had a little confusion regarding my directions but I was pretty sure I had only veered off path for a block or two so I was bummed when my final time read 1 hour 19 minutes. That’s slow even for me!
After conferring with Map My Run I realized I had run almost a mile out of my way and had run a total of 8.31 miles! Whoops, yay, and time for lunch!
Leftover “noodle” and pesto, 1/2 small sweet potato, homemade kimchi, 2 eggs scrambled with kale pesto, and half of a tomato. It did the body good.
Speaking of doing the body good, I am really hoping for a nap this afternoon!
It’s time to outline week 3 of
MISSION: 10k PR
- long run (7.5 miles) 8.31 miles √
- 3 yoga sessions
- 1 Pilates workout
- 1 easy run (4-5 miles slow and steady)
- 1 run with sprint intervals
Yikes! Most of these workouts need to be packed in between now and Friday afternoon because we are going away for the weekend again. It’s going to be an active couple days!
I am looking forward to being out of school, or for things to wind down a little so I have time to exercise again. By the way, how is the homemade kimchi?
The kimchi is great and husband approved (he went back for a second bowl)!
I might have to make some kimchi! My fiance loves it and I’ve never had it before…kitchen experiment.
Do it! It’s super simple and lasts for many meals. Have fun with it!