Today my workout didn’t quite go as planned. “Does that ever happen to you? And if so, how does it make you feel?” Do you feel guilty? Or possibly anxious? Or are you content and think tomorrow is another day?
The older I get, the less I tend to worry about one or even two missed workouts. Like most runners, I am no different when it comes to following a training program. I rarely miss a workout unless I am sick. I run rain or shine. When it’s below zero and when it’s blazing HOT. But when there is thunder, lightening and strong winds, even this type A runner knows when to switch things up a little😉.
BUT I got what I needed! This is something I hear frequently from friends I follow and have made through Heart Rate Training.
My husband asked me this morning, “how far are you running and where? Are you sure you don’t want to go with me to the gym….It’s going to storm.” I took a quick look at the weather and said, “I have high knees up a hill so I’ll go for an easy 25 minute run ending at the hill. You can find me there on your way to the gym. Hopefully the weather will hold off and I’ll getter done!”
25 minutes later as I was approaching the hill I saw Rob. After a quick chat about the thunder we both heard in the distance, I decided I’d run back home and possibly, if there was time, do my hill portion closer to home. He said “you’d better hurry and I don’t think you’ll be running any hills” ……HA. He was right😀.
So I did hurry! My last mile was a bit faster than my easy pace that is for sure! I ended up running a sub minute 8 pace as I raced home to beat the storm. Yeah for good choices!
So my prescribed workout of an easy 25 minute run with 20 minutes of high knees up a hill with a 10 minute cool down, turned into a 30 minute progression run with each mile getting faster and faster. I made it home but what about those high knees up the hill?
So instead of high knees up a hill, I did high knees in my garage as I watched the weather…(entertaining I might say but a bit nerve racking too). I did about 40 high knees with approximately 30 second rest between each set. A total of 8 sets. I was shooting for 10 sets but the storm continued to get worse and it won.
It rained harder, the wind gusts grew stronger, and I decided it was much safer to watch the storm inside😀. I finished up with some core work while trying to remain calm in-spite of the storm. Tomorrow is another day 😉.