Treadmill Tuesdays – An After Work Run

I forgot to eat lunch today. It was just one of those days. It’s ISAT week at school, and the schedules are all shifted around to accommodate for testing. All you teachers know – this is the longest week ever! My students and I now eat lunch at 10 am. Well, needless to say, I was not at all hungry for lunch so I didn’t eat (and neither did most of my students), and figured I’d find some time later in the day to quickly eat. Well I just plain forgot, and I realized it when I was running today and couldn’t figure out why I felt like fainting. Ooops. I need a mental health day. It was not a great run. I lifted weights instead.

One of the things I hate most, is getting to the gym for a run after 6 pm.  The later it gets, the more my motivation to move my body wains, and the more I’m thinking about what to pick up at Whole Foods for dinner. I tell myself, “I’ll run fast for thirty minutes, and then I can go home.” Once I hit the 30 minute mark, I can usually make myself keep going. I planned a run that would make the time go quickly, and get me home at a reasonable hour. Here’s what it looked like:

0:00 – 3:00   3.9 MPH

3:00 – 6:00   6.0 MPH

6:00 – 7:00   7.5 MPH

7:00 – 9:00   6.5 MPH

9:00 – 10:00   7.6 MPH

10:00 – 12:00   6.6 MPH

12:00 – 13:00   7.7 MPH

13:00 – 15:00  6.7 MPH

15:00 – 16:00   7.8 MPH

16:00 – 18:00   6.8 MPH

18:00 – 19:00   7.9 MPH

19:00 – 21:00   6.9 MPH

21:00 – 22:00   8.0 MPH

22:00 – 24:00   7.0 MPH

24:00 – 30:00  6.5 MPH

Then 15 minutes on the elliptical for a cool down. One more stop at Whole Foods salad bar, and The Twelve is calling my name. Tonight I mixed together Apple Almond Quinoa + Detox Salad + Edamame. Yum!

Is it the weekend yet???

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