Good morning and Happy Tuesday 🙂
Not so Board Games!
First off: I have to say it makes me smile how many people also love board games! I got a few new games to try out by just going through my comments this morning — so if you’re looking for a good time, go to last nights post’s comments. There are some good ones – – and even a Scrabble Engagement Story!
I LOVE Fall. The crisp air, excitment of the holidays, pumpkin — I really am a fan. But if I’m being honest, one thing I am NOT a fan of the dark (COLD) mornings that come along with it. Waking up when it is still pitch dark in my bedroom, all nice and cozy, is going to be a transition for this girl. Even knowing I was hopping on the treadmill and not going outside, it still took every single running mantra I have in my little stash to crawl out of bed.
What matters is that I finally did manage to get to the gym — and I didn’t even make myself late this morning sleeping in 🙂
Workout of the Day: 4.25 miles speed work
- one mile warm up (about 9:50 pace)
- two miles @ 7.0-7.5 on treadmill (about 8-8:15 pace)
- one mile cool down with progressive speed up (about 9 minute pace)
- walk it out until I hit 40 minutes
I hit 4 miles right before 36 minutes this morning, so I had about 4 minutes to stretch out with some incline walking. I was REALLY happy with my little legs holding on for the two speed miles back-to-back. It’s the first time i’ve run this speed work out, and I really liked it.
I did take a quick water and potty break between the first and second speed mile, but that was the only break I had in the run.
And look. . . Even Gusman doesn’t like the cold mornings. 😉
Quote for the Day
I really enjoyed reintroducing myself to my journal yesterday, so I’m excited to keep it up! Today’s quote is one of my favorites
This is a great reminder to me to focus on my interactions with others. Make sure that I am presenting myself in a way that I can be proud of. Present myself as a person that I would want to be around. It seems so simple. . . but sometimes easier said than done. Especially when life just seems to get in the way.
Question of the Day: Are you struggling with the dark mornings lately?