On Friday, I met my gal Beverly for a run. We did a fairly difficult route that my former running instructor showed me and Enz. It's got a real steep hill and a fairly long incline. I love the hill/incline routes because they work the muscles in my legs really well and I feel like I'm getting an optimal workout. I can recover from doing a hill while I'm running which just proves to me that I'm really getting the hang of this running thing. This morning I had a run with Enz and we ran 4x10:1 intervals, which was up a gradual incline. It was definitely harder going than coming back.
This morning's run was good, because I learned something else about my running. I've always said that I was not a morning runner, but this morning I felt great. The difference, I believe, is in what I ate. I normally eat 2 hard boiled eggs every morning. We had a guest speaker talk to us about nutrition and running a few weeks ago and she mentioned that just eating protein before a run may not be the best option, because it takes longer for protein to settle and digest in your stomach. This morning I ate a protein bar (which has carbs) and drank a coffee. I felt like I had wings on my feet. My run was very easy. This excited me because I really want to be a morning runner. I will try this again this week and see how I do. We'll see how good I feel at 6am, as opposed to 8:30am.
So now my BIG exciting news. Me and my running gal Beverly are going to co-instruct the next "For Women Only" clinic through the Running Room. What? That's right, I'm going to teach other women how to run. Who would have thought that I would ever get here? I'm so excited about this and can't believe that I will get paid...to run! My dream come true. Actually, I'm not sure if I get paid, I know I get the employee discount though. That's more than enough incentive for me. I only hope I'll be as much of a role model and inspiration as Carol was to me when I took the "For Women Only" clinic.
|The next "For Women Only" instructors at the Hamilton|