“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
This morning I went to the gym and went through my new training program. I always enjoy the novelty of a new program. This one includes some power moves: 1) Jump down a low step and immediately jump as high as I can with both feet. 2) Jump down a low step and immediately jump forward as far as I can with both feet. It was fun, I have to do each 3 X 5 jumps. Then a few leg workouts and then the core. She put in three new core exercises. I felt good and I was proud of myself for getting it done early in the day. I then met up with my super-sis-in-law and we went to costco to get her very own GARMIN :) ...I am so happy for her! I love my Garmin and I know she's already loving hers too.
Then, before lunch, I stopped at my spot by the falls and headed out to run my hills. Today was 7 X 500m hill repeats. As I got started on my warmup run, I wasn't sure how it would go. I realized I hadn't gone to the washroom since before going to the gym this morning and I was a little worried about my bladder being too full, I actually looked around for a spot just in case (finally, I managed to wait till I got home). I was also feeling tired. The first hill was a little tough, but I know the first is always the worst...and I reminded myself of that. The more I did, the better I felt and although I was certainly glad to be done after number 7...I didn't stop and just continued right into my cool down run. I felt strong and I write today up as a Win :)
Congratulations to everyone who ran in Boston, I can not wait to read all the race recaps! How cool that the weather was so nice.