Saturday morning I woke up on a mission. I knew that I wanted to go running as this week has been somewhat busy for me. I also posted the other day that I wanted to incorporate more running into my workouts again so what better way to finish the year, than to have a head start on next years goals?
I am not really a fan of setting goals for the new year. If I want something done, I may as well give myself the best possible chance of getting it done and start it right now.
I started the morning with some oats (as per usual!). The only difference was that I hadn't been able to get to the store since I ran out of soy milk and peanut butter. Horror! I had to make these oats with water and strawberry preserves.
It was no peanut butter and soy milk specialty, but it was actually a really good substitute! I am surprised.
So this is how I would like to go out running right now. Crop and capris. NO WAY. It was around 6degrees when I set out and my goodness. I could even feel it in my chest. It has been a long time since I went running in that kind of cold.
The first half of my run I basically set out to get to the destination at around 90% pace. I was pretty pleased with myself as I felt that I could have kept going a little bit more, even at this faster than usual pace.
I turned around and came back home again and boy oh boy. My chest felt tight. It was freezing and I was really struggling to get a decent amount of air into my chest. I was trying to force myself to breath through my nose and out through my mouth - it took all I had to do that!
The run back was intervals. Jogging, running, walking and some hills (I went off the side of the road and back a few times).
I am officially adding some things to my Christmas wish list:
- Thermal running tights
- Thermal running jacket
- Running gloves
- Running headband to keep my ears warm
Right, now off to get ready to spend the day with Michelle. We are shopping, dying my hair, eating and might even see a movie!
What is on your Christmas list? Are you like me and pretty much asking for loads of fitness and health related items?