I didn’t waste any time. I woke up this morning feeling gooooooooood. Maybe it’s because it’s day #1 of vacation? My awesome boss gave me the whole week off. Plus yesterday was a rest day, although technically I did run a 5k. But only because Pippa was being super annoying.
Full disclosure: this was a city 5k so I stopped at stoplights. I like my legs intact. Lucky for Pippa, there was a water bowl near one.
Baby Pippa looooooves fall weather. I have to admit that today’s temp was PERFECT for a run. I may have had a moment’s rest at stoplights, but Pippa definitely slowed me down. That little slacker. I’m not taking her on any more timed runs because I felt a little bit guilty that I was almost dragging her near the end. Seriously, I was cheerleading her,”You can do it, girl!!!!” Kevin is a big fan of when I do that too. Not.
I ran the 5 miles at 2 sec per mile faster pace than the 5k after I dropped Pipperdoodle off at home. Haha. Whatever.
Next up: 20:45 5k and 42:30 10k. I’m gonna have to do those alone, unfortunately.
I guess my muscles aren’t hurting my running too much.
Lisa recently started using RunKeeper, and she was teasing me that all my times were so slow (mostly because I was awalking — haha). But I am a firm believer that you can’t train everything at once. Maybe Rich Froning can, but he has all the CrossFit prize money to keep home going. I have to work on occasion. So since I’ve been so crazy about CrossFit, that means if I want to actually be able to work on my 2 rep max on deadlifts in class — I can’t go out and run 10 miles at an 8 min pace the night before. Not that I’ve tried that before. I know this is going to sound crazy, but I also haven’t been registering for races because they’re usually on Saturdays, and I love going to the Sat AM CrossFit class with Kevin. It’s like our thing. 8 or 9AM CrossFit, then Starbucks, then big paleo brunch. We heart it.
I don’t really have a long term plan for my training at this point, but I am working on a spreadsheet. It will be beautiful. And I will share it with you. I might have to get my hot financial analyst husband to help me with the format since he is an excel wizard.
Giant paleo power bowl. The Original Brat Hans Apple Chicken Sausage, sweet potato, onions & peppers, spinach, and a little coconut oil. You don’t realize how large that bowl is. It’s huge. I needed it.
After my run, I hustled into open gym to work on my pull-ups for a few minutes (our box is super close to our house and they have chalk, and their bar doesn’t hurt my hands as much). I can’t say I made loads of progress, but I did some deliberate practice. The head coach was there and he gave me some pointers. He called me,”Hey Muscles!” Isn’t that nice? Haha. I guess I know I’m a CrossFitter since I took that as such a compliment.
I also want to say that even at open gym, all three coaches that were there (doing other things) stopped to give me advice or encouragement on something. Isn’t that nice? The head coach even asked me how many more skills I was going to work on because he didn’t want me to overtrain. I assured him that I wouldn’t. Our coaches take care of us. Just sayin’. My coach is better than your coach. Haha. Okay. That was a joke. Don’t beat me up. But they really are.
Have you ever tried to train more that one sport at a time? I know the triathlon people do, and it looks crazy hard. Especially since they have to swim. And bike. Running to the fridge and eating ice cream for time doesn’t count.