Motivation to get out there can come from all kinds of things, even some unlikely things, like a French bread roll even? Yes, you read that right. A French bread roll.
Monday’s Motivation: A DAY OFF WORK
Labor Day was just what I needed to tackle a great workout! I was able to hit an early morning Bodypump class and finish it with some fartlek speedwork. It was awesome to have a mid-morning run and have SO many people out there along the Greenway, walking, riding bikes with their families. It was just the right “background” for my speed work.
Tuesday’s Motivation: FRENCH BREAD ROLL
Yup, a french bread roll (ok, maybe 2!) is what motivated me to get my miles in for the day. Nick was cooking the chicken for our dinner and he threw the rolls into the oven to warm them up as I was leaving to run. I caught a wiff of that awesome baking bread smell and I instantly wanted one. I quickly hit the pavement to get my run in, with a vision of a buttery roll treat when I finished as a motivator!
Wednesday’s Motivation: AN ICE COLD WET TOWEL
Each Wednesday, Cara and I have been meeting with Runnerdude (Thad) and his race trainers. This week’s run was fairly tough. Storms were popping south of us and the air was so thick and the humidity was just kicking when we headed out for our run. We ran the best we could and were so happy just to get our miles in. Besides the camaraderie of running with everyone, another advantage is the ice cold towel waiting for us. Thad has a basket of hand towels which we dip into a cooler of icy water. Talk about refreshing!! It was perfect.
Thursday’s Motivation: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Part of being an adviser to a student teacher is to attend the stakeholder meeting at the start of the year. This year’s meeting was really good and I felt like I learned a lot. It is always nice to spend the day talking with other teachers and learning information that will make me a better cooperating teacher to my student teacher. We finished our work a bit early and I had enough time to come home and get a run in before we started cooking dinner. It was a huge help to not stress out how I was going to get a run in today.
Friday’s Motivation: A “REST” DAY
One mile is such a treat during marathon training. I loved the ease of running just one mile
Saturday’s Motivation: SLEEPING IN
Cara and I are pacing the Race 13.1 Fayetteville race tomorrow and that means that we didn’t have to wake up super early to get in our long run! I’ll be running later today, one mile, to keep my streak going before we head to Fayetteville.
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