When I realised that today was March 1st, it dawned on me that my spring races are coming up REALLY soon. So soon that I decided I should keep reminding myself of how many days away they are on my office computer.
After going for a nice 4.70 km run on the T-Mill, I decided today was the day I register for two more races. The Harry Rosen Spring Run Off 8K on April 2nd, 2011 and The GoodLife Toronto Half Marathon on May 15, 2011. Yep, I have the half marathon bug. I’m thinking I will do the Scotiabank Toronto Half in October as well, but I haven’t fully committed myself to that one yet!
|Gus and My Race-Runners Laces|
Today’s run was pretty good. I was exhausted again before my run but decided I had to do it. I want to say “I tied up my laces and went” but that would be a lie. I started using race-runners so that I don’t have to double know my laces and have big floppy laces on my shoes and I love them! Gus wanted to model them for you so I let him. As I waited for a machine I stretched while a fellow gym member took a leisurely walk on the t-mill without breaking a sweat. That’s not irritating at all. Once I jumped on the t-mill I gave it a good workout. Not a long one- but a good one! I decided once I hit 20 minutes I was dunzo. And I made it to 4.7 KM in 20 minutes. Not bad seeming as I could feel my aching muscles from yesterday’s boot camp. I could really feel how much I worked my abs during this run and it was really nice to feel my strong core. I really need to add another day of weight training during my weekly workout. It makes me feel like a superhero. Not really but that sounds impressive. Right? I’m just a little Mighty Mouse!
The Cardio Playlist
**On jukebox shuffle
2012 (It Ain’t the End)- Jay Sean feat. Nicki Minaj
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)- Michael Jackson & The Jacksons
World Go Round- Busta Rhymes & Estelle
Do It Well- Jennifer Lopez
Baby- Justin Bieber & Ludacris
Gotta Work- Amerie
Stats of the Run
Distance: 4.70 km
Pace: 4:17 min/km
After my run I balanced on the half ball to strengthen my ankles while listening to Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police.