Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Need for Speed

My speed workout hurt so good.

Oh my Lord. I was so, so, so, so pleased with myself. It wasn't as hard as I had convinced myself it would be (I had been dreading it all day!), at least not until like minute 12. After that, it was all a mental battle with my body. But then, it was over, and I wanted more. Haha. I ran the first 20 minutes in intervals of 6.5 mph for 1 minute, then 7.0 mph for 1 minute. Once I hit 20 minutes, I went to 1 minute 6.0 mph, then finished out at 6.5 mph until I reached 2.5 miles. Then I walked until 3.0 miles.

I felt super awesome and giddy afterwards. It was beautiful. My calves were super sore, though, so I know tomorrow it will be like liquid fire. My poor calves have been hating me lately, and I know I need to find a way to stretch them better. But it's not an injured kind of sore, so I don't feel guilty, haha!

Thanks for the feedback on the book reviews, I'll be sure to get started! Also. Angie suggested I start posting quotes for my boy while we are apart. I really like this idea, but most of my favorite "quotes" are usually song lyrics. Haha. So here is my first one. I feel it suits us very well, since we will have been apart a year when we are finally re-united.

Plus, it's Journey. Everyone loves Journey.

"Wondering where I am, lost without you.
And being apart ain't easy on this love affair,
Two strangers learn to fall in love again.
I get the joy of rediscovering you.
I'm forever yours... Faithfully."

It brings tears to my eyes. Every time.


  1. Journey is awesome. This is such a sweet lyric! I'm sure your reunion is going to be out-of-this-world!! :) Great job on the speed workout too!

  2. Aww girl, love those song lyrics! And I'm the same way - many of my favorite quotes are songs, so I hear ya! :)

  3. <3 Journey! great lyrics and great post :)

  4. You are correct, everyone does love Journey! :) Good job your speed work today!!

  5. Song lyrics always relate to my life. Love this idea... but your first sentence made me think of the song "Come on baby make it hurt so good"

  6. Speed workouts are so intense but produce great results! Aww cute lyrices, I cant wait till you and the boy are reunited :)

  7. Way to go on your speedddddddddd running! I'm getting a long one in tomorrow and not going to class... I never ditch but with this snow i felt like it was a good enough reason to do so. I'm getting a great big run tomorrow Can't wait to conquer it!! :) Also I'm glad you decided to do the lyric thing! If you write one a day and then look back on all of them you can make them into a book and give it to him for anniversary or something with pics of you guys!!

  8. Aw, I love that song :)
    Yay for a good speed workout! The hurt is so good isn't it?!