Running workout…check

I’m glad I was able to do my running workout after work today. After all….it is National Running Day! Sometimes it’s easy for me to make excuses especially after working all day. Today was my first day back after a 7 day break! So that made it even harder. But….I did it!

I’m ready to go…

This workout was longer than I am used to and I have not worked out in over a week. I’m glad to say that I made it through the workout and felt good about my pace. I get bored on the treadmill but its almost 100 degrees here now, so an outdoor run was out of the question. I was a little concerned that I had a bad headache after finishing my workout. I don’t think that has happened before. I did have a migraine yesterday, so this could be this recurring. I hope NOT!

I’m rehydrating myself with some Silk Light chocolate. I love this stuff!

 I felt like I was beating myself up earlier today since I labeled myself as a slacker. But after looking at my May workout calendar, I felt better about this month. I have worked out more consistently this month than the previous months of 2011. That’s a victory for me!

Workout calendar – May 2011

I’m ready to tackle June now!

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National Running Day

Today is National Running Day – June 1, 2011. Will you join me? Why do YOU run? I love the feeling I get after completing a workout. Its a feeling of accomplishment! Today is the day I begin back on my training program and what better day to start than….National Running Day! I’ve been a slacker for the last 7 days. My excuses are….our family vacation and too much drama last week. Now that I’ve said that out loud, I feel like those are pretty lame excuses. I need to figure out why I allow myself to make excuses and how I can change that in the future. I have some running events coming up in a few months and I need to be prepared.

I decided to restart my Active.com workouts and repeat week 4 of the Couch to 5k training. These workouts are almost the same so I am doing them together. The Active.com workout gives me an online calendar to keep up with the workouts and to log my vital stats as well. I am doing the Couch to 5k with a group of Twitter friends and want to stick to that too. I enjoy the motivation I receive from both plans.

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” – Oprah Winfrey