Sun’s up! And so am I (barely).Not sure why it was so hard to wake up today, but knowing I had a tough run was both motivating (as in, “let’s get this over with”) and de-motivating (as in, “nooooooo I don’t want to do this ever at any point in the future ever in life again.”)
It was just a tempo run, so clearly I was overthinking it. As soon as I got moving, I remembered that running is fun after all 5-minute warm-up, 25 minutes at tempo pace (7:10-7:20ish), 5-minute cool down. Phew!
Tempo runs should be done at a “comfortably hard” pace, according to my coach. Your legs should feel fine, but your breathing should be heavy! I try to not think about how much I want to stop or slow down when it gets hard, and just focus on keeping the pace.
And focus on what a beautiful day it is.Speaking of beautiful, Anthony and I opened this gorgeous bottle of wine over the weekend. It’d been gifted to us by his dad, who has quite a wine collection (where he kept this bottle for five years!)Shiraz is becoming one of my new favorites — which is fitting since Anthony is Australian
We paired our bold drink with a simple yet scrumptious meal. Pasta e fagioli!! (“Pasta and beans,” say the Italians)We were inspired by this Rachel Ray recipe and made a few adjustments: more veggies, prosciutto instead of pancetta, and about 1/2 cup more of chicken stock.It was awesome! Simple (and cheap) to make, too.
Plus anything that involves freshly grated cheese is pretty much a winner.That’s it for now. Have a beautiful day, friends!
- What’s your simplest, best recipe?
- Do hard runs motivate or de-motivate you?
- How often do you do tempo runs?