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July 18, 2011 / kat uppman


Yesterday was spent at a beach with a favorite friend and her family.  My husband took photos for them, and the kids played in the water.  When it was time to head out, I grabbed the 2 year old, swung her up on my hip and proceeded to walk back the car.  About half a mile back to the car.  In sand.  Without shoes (although I doubt they would have helped).  By the time I heard the car unlock, I was sweating and out of breath.  Apparently I need to do more Farmer’s Runs at Crossfit!

Funny how this morning’s run felt much the same way: as if I were slogging through sand with a 30-pound child on my hip.  The morning was crisp, the birds were singing, the sun was rising, theme music was playing.  Somehow my feet hadn’t gotten the memo-this is a beautiful morning!  We are healthy and alive!  Get moving!  Even the occasional (ok, obsessive) look at the Garmin didn’t help.  By the time I had my house in sight, I was just praying I wouldn’t surpass an 11:30 pace.  11:30?!?  Ridiculous!  When I stopped running just a month and a half ago, I was around a 9:30 pace once I hit my stride.

I’ll be spending the morning contemplating ways to get those feet moving tomorrow morning.  Not sure if it’s the early morning run time or the fact that it’s just my second day back, but there’s no room for excuses in this training plan.  What do you do to get your energy up while you’re in the middle of a run?

Today’s miles: 2

Pace: 11:27

Total weekly miles: 4

Total miles since getting back on the bandwagon: 4

Crosstraining: Crossfit workout-1000 single jump ropes, 60 pull-ups, 48 deadlifts (85 lbs)

Before pictures:

Starting weight: 147

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