Because we had plans to hit the Home Run Derby on Monday, I scheduled a half day at work. I was pretty excited to get the time approved (not sure what I would have done if I didn't), and was really looking forward to not being at the office since I feel like I have been there MUCH too often lately.
We have been going through a lot of changes at the office, and that has led to many many more hours than I really want to work, but sometimes, you just have to do whatever you need to do to get through it, right? So my whole team has been knocking out hours, occasionally coming in on the weekend (I had to a few times!) and really hammering home all of our tasks every day. But now we are finally through one of our big team projects/deadlines, so I finally felt like I was able to take a day off. So around noon yesterday I headed out with plans to hit the gym, grab some lunch, get Addie, and then head to the HRD.
As mentioned, first up, the GYM.
I had considered running outside, but I was leaving work, and knew I was going to want a shower. So then I thought maybe I would bring all of my stuff to the gym and head outside for the miles, but I had seven planned and I am not familiar enough with the neighborhood near either location of my gym to easily run seven. That coupled with the fact that it was horribly humid led me to make the decision that the treadmill was best for Monday.
(As it turned out, it was a great idea because it wound up severely storming in the afternoon with high winds and TONS of rain!)
So when I got to the gym I dressed myself in my running clothes and hit the cardio cinema where they were showing "Leatherheads" with John Krasinski and George Clooney. I had not previously seen that movie. I figured since I did not have my headphones and stuff with me, I would hit the gym that had the cinema so I could focus on something else that was not my pace and the numbers on the treadmill. I ended up getting the 7 miles in 59:14. I then rocked out my core work before hopping back on the treadmill to do a few 30 second sprints. I turned the treadmill up to 10.0 (then 10.2, 10.4 and 10.6) to run for 30s, then hop off for 30 seconds to recover.
Overall, I had a pretty good treadmill workout that I am pleased with. And training continues to move forward.