66 minutes and then some

My run yesterday was great. 66 minutes and more done. Basically I was out all day hiking running walking. It was great. Also I am on the third day of trying out a plant based diet. Not sure how long I will do this. It is an exiperiment. I comitted to 7 days. So far it has been a win. I did replace milk with Almond milk and I am ok with it. I don’t like soy so this was a big one for me.

Today I did a restday, so tomorrow is the next week and I just realised that I have to decide if I want to increase by 10% or stay where I am. I do feel good and I think I’ll increase. So it will be 24 minutes tomorrow!

Slowness

Finally I think I am in good enough shape to run slow enough! I was able to my 22 minutes of easy slow running and my heartrate didn’t go over 145.

I think now I can really say that I am following Barry’s plan from slowtwitch and I am looking foward to see its effects. It is hard to run so slow, but I know this is the right way.

Proper sunrise

I witnessed the most beautiful sunrise while doing 22 easy minutes of slow running.

Can’t get better than that, but we’ll see tomorrow.

10% and sunrise

I decided to increase my running by 10% this week. So I did 44 minutes easy today.

It was a beautiful morning. The tide was just out so there was a nice sandy area to run along. Focussed on slowing down and felt fresh afterwards. Contrasted by my ugly mod when I woke up! Happy to have gotten through my restday and to have no nigggles or pain.

I realized that right now I am so blessed and I will make sure that I enjoy it. So many years I struggled to get to where I am now and finally my consistent  and slow effort are paying off. I can feel that soon I will be strong enough to fly over hills and enjoy pure bliss, while not paying for it afterwards. Can’t wait, but have to be patient a little longer.

Rainy twenty

It was raining. I did my 20 minutes. I felt great.

Still can’t believe how crazy this is! However I did run too fast! I need to focus on slowing down …

Greystones to Bray

Ran along the cliff walk from Greystones to Bray. Wonderful weather and great easy run done.

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Feel like I could have gone on for hours! That was probably due to the fantastic views more than my fitness, but I take it!

Smelling the roses

I did my 20 minute run today. It took me over 40 minutes. I literally took time to smell the roses. The more I run the more I feel the need to enjoy it.

I know right now my biggest challenge is to stick to the plan. This means keeping up my motivation. Taking a picture, smell the roses, means I try and find beautiful moments. It is such a difference to just getting a run done. So far I dont think I had a bad run this week! I also have only 2 days left and I have my first complete week of my 3x2x1 plan done. Tomorrow I run 1 hour and on Sunday 20 minutes. So Monday will become my new restday until I slide around again.

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Pond! Sort of …

So this blogging thing works!

I know it is ridiculous, but if I wouldn’t have promised myself to take a pic of the pond, I guess I wouldn’t have dragged my lazy ass out there for an hour. All in all I ran around 50 minutes of it. Should have done 40 continuous minutes, but with all those red lights and lost tourists asking for directions I had to make it up. 4 days in a row and I feel awesome! I might just make my first week of 6 days running!!!

The most astonishing part of this experiment is, that I really feel good! Much better than with 3 days and 1 hour each. I just have to focus more on taking it easier!

Beautiful morning in 20 minutes

Left the house just when everyone was leaving to work. This made me realize how lucky I am to work from where I want and can arrange time freely. I have to remember that when times get tough in lonelypreneurland.

It was a wonderful morning and the sun just peaked through the clouds.

Happy I did my 20 minutes and I also noticed my walking speed is improving! Oh and I discovered a pond riverlike thing yesterday, I have to run there tomorrow and snap a picture to post!