Track Thursday & River Adventures

 

Happy FRIDAY!

So, as you could probably tell I did not have my poop together yesterday & thus no blog post was posted for Thursday. Ah, sorry about that! I am back to it this morning & I wanted to recap my track workout from yesterday.

Yep, remember my last track workout? The one where I pulled my groin??? I did that same workout today, and I’m happy to report no groin muscles were injured in the process.

The workout is a 2 mile warm up, 4 laps of the track sprinting on the straightaways and recovering on the curves, then another 2 mile cool down.

I admit that I was nervous going into this workout again. There is something about the TRACK that is intimidating. Does anyone else feel that way? I don’t know if it’s because I psych myself out, or say I can’t do it, negative self talk, etc. Whatever it is, it didn’t help how I felt going to bed on Wednesday night. I even thought about taking the workout to the treadmill, but really. What is there to fear? I was getting in my own head. When I woke up yesterday morning, I was a bit nervous still, but I ended up having a REALLY great workout and even had negative splits (when the latter part of your workout is faster than the first. So in a 10km race, if you “negative split” that means you ran the second 5km faster than the first).

Warm up splits: 9:40, 9:35

The actual mile lap itself: 8:16

Cool down: 9:23, 9:06

The workout went by FAST and by the time I finished, I was the last gal at the track : ) Surprisingly there’s quite a few people there at 6am, but you gotta get there early to beat the heat!

 

Pretty sky post run!

After my run I drove home to stretch and get ready for the work day. Ryan is on holidays right now (he had been fishing this week), so when I came home for lunch he was home hanging out with Nala. We were trying to decide what to do Thursday evening, and so we decided to go to the river!

The river is only a 15 minute walk from our house, and Nala LOVED being outside on the trail. Usually she is not much of a swimmer, but she actually went in and SWAM tonight! Proud dog mom over here. We would throw sticks in and she would jump in, of course losing the sticks, but would paddle around in circles before coming back to us. Both Ryan and I went in to about waist-height, and Nala would swim towards us, chomping on water as she went. Life truly is better with a dog! ; )

 

Such a peaceful place : ) Anyone else out there LOVE the water? I grew up with a pool in my backyard and would always go to the lake, beach, and river with my cousins. The water holds a special place in my heart!

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend! It’s a long weekend, so be sure to enjoy every last second of it. See ya next week!