Yesterday was a semi-successful day.
I was scheduled for a 9 mile run but unfortunately I didn't have time to get the entire run in.
But I did run my first race of 2013, the CRC (Charlotte Running Club) Winter Classic 8k.
It was a pretty cold day and when I got to the race, I wasn't really feeling that motivated. I was just there, mentally and physically I was somewhere else.
But once I got started running, my mind and body finally focused and was like "Oh you're running today...lol"
My Dad got a great action shot of me, actually I think this is one of my best running shots ever.
Top: Oiselle Pants: AE yoga pants Socks: Procompression
Shoes: Saucony Progrid Guides
I finished at 52:48, I was proud to accept that time!
I used the 4:30/1:00 run/walk method and I have to say it keeps my pace very reasonable and stopping to walk really helps get my energy back.
Oh my goodness, I just noticed my number is totally crooked lol
Last night I had friends over for Mexican Game night.
Everyone brought a mexican themed dish and a game to play.
Playing Apples to Apples
Frank, Carla, Me & Sarah
I had more than just 3 friends over, we just didn't take a lot of pictures! lol
It was so much fun and all the food was super yummy!
I made these nachos.
Scoops with ground turkey (cooked in taco seasoning) topped with salsa, cheese & sour cream.
Super yummy Mexican treat!
Again, this weekend I was faced with the realization that I wouldn't get my long run in. This is my second weekend, SADNESS has taken over! I was really disappointed in myself but sometimes you just don't have time and lately I have been very busy and having time for a run over an hour has just not worked for me.
But it's only the end of Week 4 so I know I have time to make up for it!
I actually did make up for missing the entire 9 miles yesterday by running an extra 4 miles today just for the heck of it! lol
What did you do this weekend?
Is it okay to split your long run between 2 days? Any advice on that?