I misheard the LMFAO lyrics in their song “hotdog” as “training for a hotdog”. Too funny… I felt it rung true for me, anyway! I am not in any way, shape or form, one of those people who can eat whatever they want. I love food and I really do need to work hard to eat what I want. That being said, I’ve found that the fitter I get, the less inclined I am to eat “bad” food. I still love fries, burgers, anything smothered in cheese… but I’m not addicted to it like I used to be.
Last night, even, I was looking for an evening snack. We had tortilla chips and queso cheese, which I would normally grab right away, but instead… I grabbed a peach!!! Ok, I’m getting hungry now.
I missed my run yesterday. We got home at around 6pm and weren’t finished dinner until 7. That meant it would be 8 before I could run. I decided to give it a pass. I don’t plan to make a habit of this, I promise!
Today, I had a 10km Long Slow Distance run. It was the farthest I’ve ever managed to run! Before today, the farthest I had gone was 6km. I found myself rarely checking my watch to see how long I had left in my interval before I could rest. On two instances, I heard my watch beeping away to advise me to get ready for my rest interval. I was quite surprised because I wasn’t really ready to stop. I started to get bored around the 7km mark. Then around 8km I got into it again, quite excited that I was nearly done. Around the 9km mark, I sped up and got an awesomely supportive text from Derek telling me I looked great and to keep it up. That just added to my emotion when I finally finished.
My heart rate was higher than intended, but overall I felt really good anyway.
My new favourite running song is Lonely Boy by the Black Keys… it has a great beat for keeping a very comfortable cadence.
I managed to finsh my 10k in 1 hour and 14 minutes. Slow, yes, but I suppose that is the intent of the Long Slow Distance. It can only get better from here!