I slept poorly last night and forgot to set the alarm for the earlier wake-up, so I had to cram my run into my lunch break. Not ideal, but do-able.
Today’s 35 minute run was… EASY! Got bored during the last 10 minutes but powered through thanks to Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” Tegan and Sara’s “The Living Room” and a little bit of Tori Amos’s “Silent All These Years” to calmly end my 2.35 mile excursion. And, yes, I sang those songs quietly as I jogged. People looked at me like I was a little crazy. I don’t blame them. My heart rate stayed in the 150s the entire run–perfect! (That’s about 80% of my maximum heart rate.)
Then, I jetted off to the pool to swim 400 yards. It was so refreshing, but I think the most challenging part of today’s workout was being hot and sweaty post-run and attempting to quickly shove my ass into a Speedo before the pool closed and my lunch break was over. There was a point where I thought I was going to injure myself and I wondered how I’d explain it without completely embarassing myself.
I did the swim, enjoyed the post-run sense of calm and strangely don’t feel exhausted.
Now: chugging a Nalgene bottle full of ice water and enjoying a huge lunch of raw veggies, hummus and a salad of arugula, beets and goat cheese as I get back to work.