This morning I tackled something I’ve been a little anxious about since well before Sunday.
My first run post-race. Wooo hooo.
Yes — it was a simple and easy 5k on the treadmill, but that’s not what I’m focusing on right now. Between spraining my ankle, coming down with the bird flu (whatever it was) 2 weeks pre race, and minor tweaks here and there I had convinced myself that it would be awhile before I laced up again post race.
Yup, definitely negative thinking on my part, but if you’ll remember I was struggling for a little bit keeping my head in a good space about running. Not ONLY did I run this morning, I ran WITHOUT my brace (first time post injury), and ran a progression series for the bulk of the run.
This has left me with a huge smile on my face, and ready to face what I know will be a cray-cray day here at the office. Thank you, runners high, for never failing me. Even after a simple 3.1 miles.
Workout of the Morning: Treadmill 5k + 3.1 minute plank
This morning’s run has me convinced that if I listened to “My Song Knows” by Fall Out Boy on repeat through out my half, that I would have been in contention to win that baby. I had my St Louis play list on shuffle for my run this morning, and may or may NOT have played that song on repeat after it came on to start mile 2.
That’s right. I listened to the song 3.5 times on my run, and even did a plank for the duration of the song when I finished. Let me tell you, it’s easier to fist pump when you’re running than planking. I should know.
So, my advice to anyone racing in the near future. Turn OFF your radios (because the song is on BLAST on the radio around here), download the song, and then make it your ENTIRE playlist. Thank me when you PR.
And that is my advice for the day. You’re welcome :).
Question of the Morning: Can you play a song on repeat during work outs? And if so, what song?
I’m not even embarrassed. Fall Out Boy (Sorry Zach, be glad you’re not home).