The Fabulous Miss G and I headed out for our morning run and we already blew the couch to 5k plan out of the water. She’s so good with her fitness that she’s becoming a runner SO QUICK. Also, she’s a people pleaser so she runs until I tell her to stop. Girl would probably run a half marathon if I never told her to stop. She’s really pretty awesome and we are having a great time.
What she doesn’t know is my ulterior motive. I’m grooming her to be my new running partner. The plan is coming together perfectly…
Yesterday was a bit of a miserable day. I didn’t feel well all day and mildly mentioned to my boss as she was talking to me that I was passing out and it was just a heads up so she wouldn’t freak.
They all freaked.
Fortunately my officer of the day did not freak and he calmly offered me water and a Jolly Rancher and I felt MUCH better after about twenty minutes.
Noting this and yes I’m telling my doctor, Mom. I promise.
I didn’t run yesterday…I never quite came back after that.
Sean and I leave for Leadville’s Heavy Half tomorrow after work.
I was pretty nervous.
I’ve reached a new phase. Acceptance.
It’s going to be awful. But I kind of already want to do it next year anyway…HA
Let’s see what I think of that after this year.
I talk big.
My new runner tip of the day.
Breathing (if you were ever in choir in school this will be familiar):
When you breathe you want to breathe in and fill your stomach pushing out like your stomach is filling with air.
Then to breathe out…your stomach will empty of air…
Three to two rhythm…three in…two out three in two out.
If you are climbing or straining or racing…any kind of extra effort…
your rhythm should become two to two
This may not work for everyone but it’s worked for me for years and over the years I’ve found the runner tips and articles reiterate it’s a common breathing technique. Most runners fall into it over time.