One thing I do know is running slugs have to have cute running outfits. Since last week I was down in the dumps and missing the Burgh, George offered to buy me a new running outfit. I thought about saying no. THOUGHT about it. I'm glad I didn't. I'm a bit of a brand name whore. I try not to be, but I think I was born that way. (I say that so you can't fault me!) Anyway, I liked Under Armour at first because my nephew thought it was cool and he's pretty cool, so I knew it must be on the up and up.
After I started wearing Under Armour for its cool status I really began to like it for it's quality and durability. It is by far my favorite workout gear. From bras to socks Under Armour rocks. Sure it's expensive but you can find good pieces at TJ Maxx from time to time and I've snagged some good pieces on clearance at Dick's Sporting Goods. Here's what I got George to pony up for. Maybe I should have bad days more often. (Note to self: Auto focus.) I think this is my official long run outfit while training for the Marathon.
I'll admit, and this is happening more days than not, I wasn't feeling the workout this morning. I forced myself to put on my RUNNING shoes so that when I got to the gym I'd be guilted onto the DREADmill. I promised myself to NOT give it a lack luster performance but to push myself to be uncomfortable. Do you know how hard it is to push YOURSELF to a place of discomfort? Your body fights it, after all, our bodies are pretty smart. They know what they don't want to do and they resist. Damn you body! Why do you never do what I want you to do? Oh and while we're at it let's talk about that cellulite on my right thigh, where did you come up with that?
0:00 to 3:00 3.0 mph (I told you I wasn't feeling it)
3:00 to 6:00 5.0 mph more warming up
6:00 to 7:00 6.0 mph already feeling uncomfortable
7:00 to 8:00 5.0 mph
8:00 to 9:00 6.2 mph
9:00 to 10:00 5.0 mph
10:00 to 11:00 6.4 mph
11:00 to 12:00 5.0 mph
12:00 to 13:00 6.6 mph Ok I almost just died
13:00 to 14:00 5.0 mph
14:00 to 15:00 6.8 mph
15:00 to 16:00 5.0 mph
16:00 to 17:00 7.0 mph How do people maintain this pace? I might quit!
17:00 to 18:00 5.0 mph Quitting at 18 minutes is a nice round number.
18:00 to 19:00 7.2 mph Ok really that was my max speed
19:00 to 20:00 5.0 mph I might be able to squeak out one more
21:00 to 22:00 7.4 mph One stinkin' minute never took so long
22:00 to 23:00 5.0 mph I.CAN.NOT.BREATH
24:00 TO 25:00 7.6 mph I can tell I'm running like Pheobe from friends.
25:00 to 26:00 5.0 mph Did my sweat just hit the girl next to me reading her kindle? Really?
27:00 to 28:00 7.8 mph OMG do NOT let me pee my pants in the gym.
28:00 to 29:00 5.0 mph What's behind me in case I fall off this thing? Oh a pole good that will feel nice.
29:00 to 30:00 8.0 mph Hell to the yeah!
30:00 to 33:00 3.0 mph cool down
Total Distance: 2.7 miles. Yes after torturing myself I still only covered 2.7 miles in 33 minutes.
I tried to take a picture of myself to show you how red my face was but all I got was this. Have you ever tried to take a picture of yourself in the mirror? It's a tad tricky. Well, it is for me anyway but I'm one step below a slug so what do you expect?
To counteract any progress I made at the gym I ended the day with a beautiful pizza from Saccone's.
I got busted by the owner, Dan, taking pictures of Nicholas and his new BFF Owen. Aren't they adorable?
Dan asked if I was going to be putting them on Facebook and giving a shout out to Saccones. (Nicholas rolled his eyes and muttered under his breath that they'd go on the blog, smart kid). I'm reaching further than just little old Facebook and putting them on MomSwimBikeRun.Blogspot.com. I put that little link on there for you so you can add my website to your favorites. Aren't I kind? Do it! Do it! That way you can be sure to read every day. I mean who doesn't enjoy a little slugfest?