I have been doing a 1 mile speed work program on the treadmill. It provides a good warm up and increases my speed, so a bonus double!
My first day of the speedwork (sprint, run, walk every 1 minute) and I did it in about 10 minutes. Last night I sprinted and jogged for a minute each, then only walked 30 seconds. I actually cut out the final walk and sprinted. Now my sprints aren't actual sprints for a good runner, but it is a good pace. It makes me too nervous to sprint on a treadmill too fast as I am afraid of wiping out! My time last night was 8:29. Which is still slower than I can do a mile in, but I am hoping it is making me stronger. I would like to run my upcoming 5K at an average of 8:29 per mile!
I am doing a 3 day lift program at the gym, so I didn't need to do any weights, but I did some core work. I am feeling sore, but it is a good sore. I can still function, unlike with crossfit. The gym owner is going to research some running lift programs for me!
Chloe got a map of the US puzzle for her 6th birthday from her adorable friend Wyatt and it is still a favorite in our house. Chloe likes to pick a state and describe it to Bg to see if she can guess the state. This is her description of Kansas: "It is to the west of Missouri and we hate it." Ha ha, I have her trained well.
Funny convo with Chloe on the way to school today. She is going to her first slumber party and she can be a little hyper, so I wanted to have a behavior talk with her.
Me: Chloe, we need to talk.
Her: Mom, I already know what you are going to say and don't worry, I prayed about it last night.
Me: What was I going to say?
Her: That I need to be good. And I prayed about it.
I love it! I am glad she takes her struggles to God, but it worries me slightly that she has to actually pray to be good, rather than simply being good.