I have been in a rut lately. It has been so hot here, even at night, that I don't want to run. Today, after sleeping past 5:30(the necessary time to wake up and run) I decided to add a new element to my running, Cross Training.
I did (10,20,20,10) pushups, (10,20,20,10) situps, (10,20,20,10) squats, and (10,20,20,10) floor-humpy-things(lay flat on the floor stomach down and lift chest up), which build the lower back. I want to keep doing this on my no-run days, because it really leaves me feeling energized.
I also made a protein shake. I put my chocolate protein, a frozen banana, half an apple(I will drop this next time), a spoonful of peanut butter, and best of all, coffee beans! The coffee beans were my favorite part because they gave me a nice buzz that I love so much.
Every day I think about my 50K every day. I honestly think I can run it now, but I need to be confident. When I run it I don't want to stop running at all.
Also, I went to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina for 36 hours. 6 hours up, 6 hours down, slept in the car. By far one of my most memorable vacations. I played on the beach, swam, and tried to run in the sand. I had no problem with it(there is South Carolina beach on the 50K). I am not sure how well my feet will hold up on it though, since I didn't run far. I think if I just avoid the sharp shells and find a nice medium between the hard sand and soft I will be fine.
Until next time, Run on!
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