Wednesday, May 21, 2014
It was a beautiful day today. My mom and I went out for brunch before I came home to read, go for a swim in the pool, and read some more in the sunshine. Lauren and I then went to training and it was a bit calmer than usual since the race is coming up. I managed to do a full lap around the park without stopping for the first time this season, and I did it twice! I almost managed three times but got a horribly painful cramp in my hip so I had to walk the rest. In between laps we did 10 burpee-medicine ball throw-long jumps which weren't as horrible as they sounded. Great workout and I'm so excited that my running endurance is getting better :)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Yesterday was the perfect day. I slept in, did some dishes and laundry, went for a run with my sister where I managed to run the farthest I've run this year without stopping. I only stopped once to change the song on my ipod, no stopping otherwise which is a huge improvement for me. I think the trick is to listen to songs in spanish because my mind focuses on the song lyrics instead of my being out of breath. Don't get me wrong, I still pay attention to my breathing but the song blocks the anxiety about being out of breath. After the run, our newly cleaned pool looked too inviting not to go in so I went for a swim. It was freezing but I can proudly say I was the first person in the pool this year without a wet suit. I then got to sit out in the sun before going to see Spiderman 2 with friends and then have a game night of Cards Against Humanity. Very productive day and so much fun.