I had a nice tempo run on the treadmill today — 6.2 miles with a 5 mile tempo segment at an 8:06/mile pace. It made me feel less horrible about my workout “fail” yesterday. If only I were as good at being kinder to myself as I am at beating myself up.
I’m working at learning from what I did incorrectly yesterday so I can nail the same workout in the future. Failure is not always a bad thing. If I keep saying that, I hope I’ll start feeling it. I certainly would like to feel less anxious about my next group workout on Sunday. It’s a long run day, which I missed last week due to being in Florida. Rationally, I know it’ll be fine. Emotionally, I feel like when we moved from Connecticut to North Carolina between freshman and sophomore year in high school.
My personal trainer (not to be confused with my group running coaches) sent out a quick, daily routine for all her clients. I like its simplicity. This is meant to be done in addition to whatever the workout is for the day, although on a day off, it’s the only workout to do. (Day off? What’s that?) I wanted to share it here because it’s something almost everyone can quickly do, or modify the number of reps until you can do the whole set as written. No excuses!
For the record, I hate squat thrusts. Handstands are the only thing I like less. If you can call the ridiculous sproinging thing I do with my legs while pretending my arms can hold me up a handstand. I’m a Life Alert commercial waiting to happen.