It's Friday AND the first day of Summer! Yay! I hope everyone enjoys it. For some reason, I ended up at the gym instead of a lovely first-day-of-summer run outdoors. It was a bit muggy and Dallas wanted to run on the treadmill, so I relented and decided to make the most of my long run and enjoy zoning-out while running. I love the
lake pond view and watching the ripples in the water and the reflection of the clouds.
So I was thinking (by now you should know this usually means a ramble...) about why THIS scares me so much:
The free weights area. I have no idea what my dealio is, but I keep SAYING I'm going to cross train and do some lifting and then I don't. A few reasons, I think. The first and most obvious is that I'm obsessed with running. I try to schedule cross training days, put myself in old sports bras and bad socks (trying to deter myself from running) and still end up running instead of cross training. I KNOW I need to do it and that it will better my running in the long run, but I just don't wanna!
*said in my best pout/whiny voice*
The second reason would be that I prefer the weight machines. For some reason these are less intimidating. I feel like walking over to that area and grabbing free weights puts me on display somehow. I like my corner on the treadmill, facing out to the lake
where I feel totally alone and can pretend no one else is watching. Does anyone else feel this way? Sigh. I just need to schedule the days and DO IT. *shudder*
So! Despite all my thinking, it was a fantastic run this morning. I wanted to get a longer run in before my weekend got crazybusy with petsitting. I pushed just a bit to speed up my pace. I did 5 miles in 53 minutes, which I think is one of my fastest 5 mile runs. Felt fantastic! I had to clean up my mess afterwards, I dripped sweat all over the place. Yep. I took a picture! LOL
am I the only person that sweats profusely? I was seriously completely soaked. I came home and enjoyed a big glass of chocolate almond milk. YUMMY!
Now I'm ready for the weekend, which means work...but it involves all sorts of furry-lovey-snuggly-pets, so I'm looking forward to it! I love my job.
I hope everyone has a fantastic jump into Summer and a great weekend. Any special Summery plans?
Do you have trouble making yourself cross train? Any suggestions? What's your favorite cross training activity?