Proof of Run

Oh hey!

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I actually followed through with (the first day of) a workout plan for once, whaddya know? Yesterday evening, I met up with my lovely friend Joy for a nice 3-mile jaunt on the bike trail. My ankle was giving me some grief after a while, so it ended up being more like 2.5 miles ran, .5 mile walked or so, but still! We maintained a really good pace (er, for me) while running too, which was quite novel. The weather conditions were pretty perfect, too — breezy with the sun still peeking out as it set.

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FEED ME.

My legs do admittedly feel a little heavy today though (so pathetic, haha), so I’m actually kind of glad that I have Zumba tonight to work ’em out a little bit. All the jumping and bouncing we do in those classes really works my hamstrings… which is a very good thing as it turns out. Due to a little last-minute race leg change-up, I’m now the first runner in the relay. While I’m totally STOKED to kick-off the relay and absorb all that awesome starting-line energy (one of the things I love most about racing), it also means that my first leg is going to be straight uphill for an entire mile. I know. I KNOW. Just thinking about it makes me want to do this:

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Just bury me under these pillows and go on without me, team.

But alas! I’m going to rock it out, and the (literal) mountain shall indeed be conquered! I intend on switching up the 3.5-mile treadmill run I had originally planned for tomorrow and replacing it with a 1- or 1.5-mile incline run instead, along with some weight-work perhaps. I’m just going to crank the tready’s incline up to 5 and see how long I can last, hahaha…ha…ha.

In other news, look at Daxter’s hilarious face!

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And that, as they say, is that. Random? Maybe. But I really couldn’t think of a smoother transition, and I felt the need to share his adorable mug with you all today. Don’t even try to say you don’t love it just a little bit. 🙂

Have a great tolerable Tuesday! (Since Tuesday is by far the absolute worst day of the week, I feel it would be wildly presumptuous to think that anyone could have a “great” day today, hahaha.)

PS: I’ve got a Daily Eats post coming your way in a few, too! SHOCK! Who am I?!

12 Comments

  1. Rachelsays:

    Those grapes look delicious and now I want some.

    So, I and a bunch of the guys from work have signed up for a tough mudder in September.. want to join? It’s the Sunday one. And now I need to start training for it.

    http://toughmudder.com/events/mid-atlantic-2012/

    • Duuuude, a 12-mile tough mudder? I don’t know if I have that in me, although I do want to do a mud run at some point in my life! If you get the inclination to find a 5K-distance one, I’d definitely be in though. GOOD LUCK!!!

  2. I agree–Tuesdays are awful. We made dinner plans at a new restaurant with friends to take some of the sting of the day off. Looking forward to it!

    Congrats on your run! I am officially done trying to recover from my mini this weekend.I need to get outside and run tonight. My legs are craving it!

  3. I agree, Tuesdays are by far the worst day of the week!

    I look just like that after a run too – hot, sweaty and nice shade of red 😉

  4. haha you make me giggle 🙂 I love it. Good work on the run! keep it up!

  5. I want to get back to group fitness classes … one day, I’ll always figure it out schedule-wise.

  6. Look at you go!! I’m so proud of you. You’re going to rock it at that race!

  7. Sarahsays:

    Gawd Tuesday’s are awful and I get to hit up the dentist too! Let me know if you ever want to go for a nice long walk!

  8. Get it Gretchen…reach those goals!

  9. Hi! I miss you!
    Good for you with the running- and I LOVE THE DOGGIE PICS.
    xoxo

    • Hi! I’ve missed you too! Jealous about your amazing retreat/Colorado experience though. Going to go read you post about Blend now…!!

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