This morning, my alarm went off and I was greeted by a 10' x 6' window of pure solid blue sky outside my room. Ah bliss!
Though it's expected to be shortlived as the forecast is calling for rain, and lots of it, tomorrow.
At least the temporary good weather allowed my husband to finish off one of his work projects that has been delayed for months due to weather (and thus delaying final payment to us). He had to stay up with our son and his crew until 11PM last night to finish it. He's such a hard worker!
For now though, I will enjoy the sun. I even wore a cute little sundress today that I bought last month. Gotta take those days when I can. Even if I'm tired after work I'm going to go outside and do something. Typically after work I need a couple hours of downtime (which usually consists of making supper, chores, etc.) - but I rarely have the energy or drive for a workout as soon as I get home. Today however I must take advantage - even if it's a casual walk! I have got to be seriously Vit D deficient (it's actually a common problem in my area).
(picture previously posted - not from today)
Last night I had a FANTASTIC run. I did 5 x 10 minute intervals on the treadmill. Intervals really help me with increasing speed, plus they leave me absolutely drenched and surely it must be a good fat burner. My intervals consisted of an 8 (or less) minute mile (7.5 mph) and then I upped the speed to 8 mph for 1 minute and 9 mph for the last minute. This gave me an overall 6.2 miles in 48:36 (7:50/mile pace).
Though I'm not yet able to run a continuous 10K at that pace, training like this helps me to mentally believe that I can ... and gets my body used to running at that pace. Eventually this should translate into this faster pace over a longer distance. This is a training method that has worked well for me in the past.
June 1 - 5 mile/8K run
June 2 - 30 Day Shred Level 1
June 3 - 4 x 1 mile treadmill intervals and core
June 4 - 30 Day Shred Level 1
June 5 - 2.5 mile walk and 1.5 mile run
June 6 - 3 Hours heavy clean-up
June 7 - 5 x 10 minute treadmill intervals and some core