“the mind is like a car battery –
it recharges by running.”
– Bill Watterson
The fact that I didn’t sleep well last night did not stop me from waking up feeling totally recharged this morning! My training slum is finally behind me, and I am ready to take on my next set of challenges! (and obviously the training that will go along with them).
To celebrate this morning I did 5 miles on the treadmill. The first half I ran with some incline and then did intervals alternating between 7 and 8 mph for the second half. In the end I averaged an 8:20 min/mile pace, which is pretty darn good for a warm up. 🙂
My actual workout consisted of more heavy lifting. (yea!!!!) Not sure what it is about lifting heavy things that makes me happy, but it definitely does! Since yesterday was upper body, today we did legs. It’s the first time I’ve gone heavy with the trainer, and it felt really good. I was able to deadlift more than my body weight AND the trainer complimented me on the fact that I was doing walking lunges with more weight than his guys can handle. I think he may have even admitted he was impressed at one point. lol
It seems a few days of running and hitting some heavy weight was exactly what I needed to recharge my batteries and feel like myself again. In fact, later today I plan on signing up for that 50K Ultra. The way I figure, the 10 hr time limit means I could walk the whole thing if I had to. Plus, I already know I can endure a marathon and even a marathon’s worth of obstacle racing. I strongly doubt this ultra could be any worse than the Ultra Beast, even with an extra few miles. Besides, if all else fails I do have those 5 years of abuse of my belt. What’s 10 hours of physical torture compared with 5 years of psychological torment, right? 😉