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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lack of Sleep and 4 Miles


The past few nights, I have gone to bed a bit later than normal. This has made crawling out of bed even more difficult in the morning. I am definitely not a happy person when I don’t get enough sleep. Add that with not being a morning person in general and this is a dangerous combination.

Tuesday I was up early and swinging away with my kettlebells. It was a nice good workout. I am hoping my weight will be dropping with the addition of these workouts. I have grown tired of losing and gaining the same 5 pounds week after week, month after month.

After work J.R. and I took a walk to the grocery store. I am really enjoying these little walks of ours. I know a I am outdoors running 3 times a week, but I am usually so focused on the run I don’t get to enjoy it as much as I do with a walk. 

Wednesday I was up early and off on my 4 mile run. It was quite a bit colder than it has been recently. I couldn’t wait to get moving and warmed up. It was cold for this Southern California girl.

I was happy with my run today; despite the fact I missed part that was planned out. I pushed myself a bit. Even though my second mile was quite a bit steeper uphill than the first I cut almost an entire minute off my time. (Though part of me thinks that time was spent waiting at a light, even though my app is supposed to account for any stops. I really can't wait till I get my Garmin.)

The last two miles were downhill. Today I really enjoyed the decent and pushed myself a little bit more than usual. Overall, I was just having fun on the decent. It was a good run. 

I am amazed at how quickly this race is coming up. After this week’s long run, I only have two more weeks to build mileage then begin to taper. It will be here before I know it. Exciting and frightening all at the same time.

View on the run

Do you enjoy the outdoors? What do you do to get out and enjoy nature?

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