...by Bruce Springsteen. The other day the phrase "born to run" randomly popped in my head, and then I remembered there was a song with that title and downloaded it ;) It's fun to run to!
So this afternoon I had planned to go swim laps tonight for my exercise. Something different, and I haven't swam in a long time. I was really looking forward to it. But then on my drive home from work, I started thinking about what my evening plans were for this week. And it's a busy one. So as I thought through my week, I realized today and probably Wednesday were the only two days I knew I'd have time to run. The other nights I have plans, or I will be super tired (aka- the first day of school). I need to be running 2-3 times per week, soooooo I had to give up swimming tonight :(
Therefore, I was dreading running and almost didn't go because it had been a long day. Then I realized that this is what it will feel like most days after work, so I needed to get over myself, and do it, haha. Once I got to the gym and on the treadmill, I was fine. I was feeling brave and upped my treadmill speed by 0.3 mph for the whole run. It makes more of a difference than you think, but it was a manageable change that still pushed me. On my last last interval, I upped the treadmill speed a little bit more to sprint at the end. Success!! I ended up doing 3.3 miles on intervals. Yay! And once I got going, I was enjoying it and turned up my music pretty loud so my brain couldn't talk myself out of wanting to walk ;)