That oh-so-elusive 8:30 mile was vanquished a few short weeks ago. One month ago today, I ran my first mile of my 2 mile run during my WOD (I hate this word BUT, go with it) at 8:13. I damn near cried as I turned around to trot back out for another mile. Victory was mine! I have run this pace another time during another 1.5 mile run but I have not yet been able to repeat it for more than that distance. 2 miles under 17 minutes, I’m coming for you!

I keep a workout journal because, like any fitness junkie, my progress needs to be noted. There are always going to be those days where you feel like your workouts are defeating you so it is helpful to have a journal to look back on and see it is just a bad day, not a bad life. My journal is currently full of accomplishments from this month on top of that lovely 8:13 mile. They are as listed:

  • I completed one strict pull-up
  • I learned how to climb the non-knotted rope
  • I do all of my push-ups strict
  • I ran 7 miles straight

These may not seem like huge accomplishments to most, but to me, they are everything. I need to get back into the swing of making music playlists to listen to. I have been running to pandora but I may need to make some actually playlists.

I have been running before my Crossfit-esque workout and it has made a world of difference. No more skipping a run post-workout because I’m-too-tired-I-don’t-want-to. No excuses.

I’m gearing up for a 3-miler tonight with my workout then my 8-miler tomorrow (yay?) followed by a full day of work. Should be fun.

Does anyone else go to work straight from a run?


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