Push It Wednesday

I didn't know my running plan this morning other than I needed to get my butt out of bed dark and early and run before work. My main motivation isn't going to be what you would think. I wanted play time with darling daughter. So if I run early, we can play after school. Yes, this Mommy wants to play and I can't wait to get the Barbies out later with the most precious girl in the world!

You would think I would be highly motivated and get up and go. That is kind of true. I did a pretty good job getting up, getting ready, prepping breakfast for darling daughter with a note to surprise her when she wakes up, and heading out the door. But I was a dork this morning. It took me a bit to realize it but I passed the gym and was heading to work. I said I was a dork. I turned around and made my way to the gym already calculating what my error amounted to - one less mile. Do you do that? Calculate time lost in the day in miles?

Once I started running I knew I wanted to do something different in honor of Push It Wednesday but I also know I have a race in 10 days. Still far enough out to do some fun stuff but not far enough to go all out crazy. So I ended up doing a mini-ladder since that was all I had time for. It looked like this:

It was a fun run. I felt strong and happy at the end. It would have been nice to break the 5 mile mark today but obviously it wasn't meant to be. I guess I need to pay better attention to where I am driving to in the mornings. But all things happen for a reason, right? And today I learned, I can be a dork and still stay focused, get to where I am supposed to be, and pull off a good run.

What are doing to push things up a notch today?

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for U-turn points on long stretches of divided highways.
Daily Affirmation: I am at peace with myself.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I like the idea of that ladder run. I would never have thought to do that and it sure mixes things up to keep them interesting. Good for you.


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