5 miles on the treadmill.
Usually when I use the words 5 miles and treadmill in the same sentence, it makes me cringe.
5 miles, running in place? Shoot me now.
But it actually felt pretty good. It's the first run I've had in a while that felt good while I was running.
I mean, it always feels good after I've run....and it always feels good to BE running.....but it's not very often the running feels good. Does that make sense?
I felt coordinated. I felt like I could have run much faster and much further.
I always hear people talk about coming back from a run and saying they could have kept going...but I've never felt that.
But today I did!
We got to the gym about noon (or so). I gave Mot (hubby) the quick 10 cent tour, then while he was taking advantage of the pool and sauna, I took advantage of the treadmill.
I had an audio book on my phone, and the time went by really, really quickly.
He came up to check on me after about 30 minutes and said "I was in the zone" when he arrived.
Nej: "I look zoned out?"
Mot: "No, not zoned out....but your face is all business. You weren't focusing on running, but you weren't spaced out either."
Nej: "My face was all business? Do I look mean when I run?"
Mot: "Well...yeah, kinda."
Nej" "I don't want to look mean when I run."
Mot: "Yes you do."
Maybe he thinks if I look mean when I run, no one will mess with me. He gets nervous thinking about me running by myself in the mornings.
Either that or he just gets a kick out of the idea of me intimidating people.
Nope, not gonna happen. :-)
(5.01 miles, 10:11 avg pace, intervals of 2 min run/1 min walk)