I spent yesterday among professors and graduate students from all over the world at a conference in my research area.
And I had to present some of my own PhD research, which I was super nervous about, but I think it went well. And I ran one minute over, which wasn’t so bad considering when I did a test run on Wednesday, it was twelve minutes over.
It was sunny when lunch time rolled around so I skipped the conference lunch and headed out for a run. I only had time for 4.5 miles on annoying sidewalks but it felt so good to get some of that nervous energy out and I was 1000% more relaxed the second half of the day.
I wanted to run along the river but there was horrible flooding everywhere so I had to stick to the sidewalks/roads. Not my favorite but the view wasn’t horrible 😉
After the conference, I picked up some new running gear because I feel like I’m always doing laundry solely for sports bras.
I love these patterns. Patterns in general make me feel like I have a secret when I’m running. That’s a little weird, I’m sure. My neon orange/green tie dye one makes me feel like a superhero. It’s my secret speedwork weapon. Shh.
And unless it’s 2 degrees, I’m wearing capris, not pants and I loved these for some reason so I’m excited to try them out.
Today’s run is 2x2mi tempo with 1.5 mi warmup and cooldown and a 3 min recovery jog in between. Woo! And vicious strength training on the schedule today too, a little less excited for that.
What’s today’s workout for you?
Any equipment/gear that gets you extra pumped for your workout?