Cute title, huh? I couldn’t think of a better adjective that started with N!
This weekend was another wonderful one spent at home and included lot of exercise!
On Saturday, I got up to do a 5 mile run. Since it was a shorter run and a week before the 1/2, I decided to make it speedy. Mom was biking behind me again, but she didn’t tell me what speed I was going until close to the end. I just went as fast as I thought I could maintain for 5 miles. At the end she told me I ended up going consistently 6.6-6.8 mph and I finished in 44 minutes!!! That might not seem fast to you, but that’s REALLY good for me. I am not a fast runner, by any means, but I’m getting better. 🙂 I was so proud of myself for making it through that speedy run. It gives me hope that I will be able to finish next year’s 1/2 marathon in under 2 hours! Eeeek!
The rest of the day was spent planning the Thanksgiving menu, grocery shopping, and eating 😀 I ❤ planning.
Sunday was wonderful, too, as Dad and I participated in a 90 minute spin class that they had at the gym. It wasn’t as hard as 2 hour spin from a few weeks ago (obviously), but it was still pretty challenging. I had a bowl of oatmeal first thing when I got up because spin wasn’t until 11:45am, but I needed a snack before we left. Sadly, I ate too much and it weighed pretty heavy on me for the first 30 minutes. I had toast with too much nut butter… Also, my HRM didn’t start reading until 45 minutes in! I am really getting frustrated with it and I’m wondering if I just need a new one. Hopefully it will be working for Sunday! In spin, we did 3 different styles: a rotation between positions for the first 30 minutes, tabata intervals for the second 30, and some hilly stuff for the last 30. It was great and I was a sweaty mess by the end.
I spent the rest of the day doing homework and getting stuff organized for Monday.