Last week I got in 2 of my 3 runs for DDD Training, and did not make it to any hot yoga classes. Small improvements people! haha
I did a 2 mile run on Tuesday (the run before I made Toby's cake!) and it actually went really well. I got to rock my Rock 'n Roll tank that I had just received in the mail, as I par took in their Vegas Virtual 5k a few months back. So, I was feeling schanzzy in my new gear, and got (another!) fast mile on my Garmin, with my first mile clocking in at 9:27. Considering I got my Garmin for my birthday back at the end of April, it's been fun to see my 'fastest mile' goal decreasing and seeing the other variety of goals it now tracks for me...since MapMyRun didn't do any of that for me previously.
|Woo for a new goal! Now to be able to maintain it...|
On Saturday, the hubs decided he too would run my DDD Training 4 miles with me. Considering our Dopey training will be beginning in a few weeks (eeek!) he's got to get back at it too. We drove over to our local park to run our trail route and started off together, but ultimately he got off ahead of me and I never really caught up - though I did always try to keep him in my eyesight. ;)
We had a discussion afterwards about how we have the need to walk not because our legs are tired, but because of our lungs. While there PLENTY of people who run here and get over this, it's something that has been a constant struggle (maybe due to my childhood asthma...?) and I had using it as a crutch every time I run. It's just so annoying. Given I know I can run consistently (ie I ran like 4 mile straight at the start of the WDW Half in January) at sea level, it just sucks. I'm hoping to work through this, and know I need to have better breathing while running regardless of the way the altitude zaps it out of me. Even with my walking breaks, my heart rate does stay elevated for the whole time, so at least the rest of my body is functioning appropriately. If only I could breathe!
I had some fun on my last mile back and took some snaps of the trail. I was also counting down from 26.2 miles to start getting mentally prepared for THAT countdown. haha Just gotta take it one mile at a time!
|Beautiful day for a run!|
|Love a good trail run, and yay for shaded parts!|
|New sneaks! <3|
After the run we did take Toby on a 1 mile walk - he was fairly cooperative on it, as he's been getting more and more moody about walking lately. I don't know if it's his "old" age or the heat...but man he will just put the breaks on sometimes and want to go home, where as he use to always love going out on long jaunts!
I just wanted to also note we saw Jurassic World Saturday night (it was a full fledge date night! Dinner and movie...and Dairy Queen for the Jurassic Smash blizzard!) and I highly recommend it! The other weekend we watched the first 3 Jurassic movies on TV, which was a good refresher. It's a great throw back to the original, and I love Chris Pratt. They left it wide open for a sequel, which is clearly happening given it's record breaking numbers...so if you haven't seen it and loved the original, check it out!
|We spotted John Hammond from the original JP movie at DQ - he had the full outfit! lol|
Looking forward to another lovely Colorado week here and building up my mileage for the Half...I am so excited for it and the 60th celebration!
How do you track your running shoes? I'm thinking of getting a running journal to help track and train for Dopey.