Thursday, September 4, 2014

I'm Sorry I'm Not Home Right Now I'm Walking Into Spiderwebs

As soon as I let go of my half marathon plans a mental block opened up for me and I actually went for a run this morning.

Sure, I tried to talk myself out of it.

Me: So tired. Stop going off alarm. Sleepy time.
Active Me: Get your ass out of bed. The extra thirty minutes of sleep you are about to get is not going to be better than a run.
Me: No. Tired. Sleep.
Active Me: GET. UP. NOW. Just get up and go run for thirty-five to forty minutes at whatever pace you want and whatever distance you want. But, get up and go out there.
Me: Fine.

I ended up running negative splits, which was awesome. And got in over three miles, which was also awesome. Without the looming cloud of "holy shit I have to beat my previous half marathon time I can do this" hanging over my head it was much easier for me to run for the sake of running.
Hey sub 12:00 minute mile!
I also managed to do some high intensity sprints during my runs. Gotta work on that calorie burn, right?

I don't listen to music so I sometimes get random bits of songs stuck in my head while I run. Today it was a phrase. Every time I started doing a bit of sprinting my brain locked onto HIIT and I would mentally say, "High Intensity Interval Training" over and over again. Weird, right? I should start listening to music when I run.

I also turned down a Diet Mountain Dew this morning. Score one for me! I have fantastic co-workers and one of them was running out to a convenience store and asked if I wanted anything. I usually get one when he offers and then I save it for lunch. Not today, my friends. Take that GYSTS14!


  1. Wow what an excellent start to the day! I'm glad that now the Half is out of the picture, you seem to have found your groove back!

  2. I don't listen to music when I run either, and often repeat words or phrases. Glad I am not the only crazy one :)

    1. Ha, glad to know there's another oddball like me out there!

  3. Love it! I couldn't exercise without music though because I would just hear a whole bunch of whining going on inside my head lol. Though I do somehow swim without music and it is peaceful!

    1. Oh don't worry, there is still plenty of inner whining!

  4. I love your conversation with yourself - "Active You" is quite the bossy one, isn't she? Glad she is on your side :) Good job passing on a soda. I gave it up a year and a half ago and I am still afraid to take a sip of Diet Coke - I don't want to get sucked back in.