My long run was delayed. I planned on going to run with my hubby and bro-in-law yesterday, but there was no one to watch my niece. So i hopped on the exercise bike before they got to the house and rode for 7 miles. Then watched my niece. She is a cutey patootie. See pic below for proof. :) She is not happy that I kept taking pictures of her playing. Love love love the hands on the hips!
Today we were out of school for snow, tomorrow I have an away swim meet, and Sunday is church and work. That meant today was the day for my "long" run. I told myself I would do it at 7. It was only 3 miles, but bc our treadmill doesnt do distance correctly I planned on running for 45 minutes just to be on the safe side. I know I have gotten slower since the summer, so this would give me some cushion.
Come 10pm, I finally got on. I ran 4 minutes, walked 1 minute for the entire 45. According to the t'mill I went 2.81 miles. I'm not going to say it was easy bc it wasn't. After the first 20 minutes I was talking myself into only doing 35 or 40 minutes NOT 45. When I got through the first 30, I started feeling better and decided to do all 45 minutes. I'm glad I did bc I felt really good for doing it. I know that if I hadn't I would have been upset with myself later. As it is I wonder why I didn't just go on and do the extra .2 to make it 3 miles on the t'mill.....maybe next time!
Confession time: I did not go to the pool this week at all! :( Bad me. I plan on going Sunday though for sure and hopefully one other day next week. It's just so hard to go when it's SO COLD outside. Good thing about having a swimming background, that's the one thing I dont need much training in. Obviously I would do better if I went more, but I know I can hop in a pool and do a 400 with no problem. Luckily these tri's are one a month for 4 months, so I will have time to practice more in the upcoming months.
Have a great long run this weekend everyone!