The past few days I haven't been bubbling over with enthusiasm so I rested. I told myself it was to give my finicky hip time to rest because it's been very achy, but in truth my motivation has been on break. Tonight I knew I had to move myself out the door to the gym.
The plan for the treadmill is usually intervals and I tried to accommodate my motivation level.
8:49 x 4 with 10:54 x 2 recovery.
I warmed up for about ten minutes and knocked out one at an 8:49 pace.
The next three I ran at 8:57 (sigh). I ran it out until I hit four miles at an 9:40 pace. My headphones died about 15 minutes in so that wigged me out a bit. I was seriously tempted to just hop off the treadmill, so just staying on it was an accomplishment.
I stretched out a long time and did some crunches and a few planks. Why are planks so challenging? I try to hold them a minute and I am always talking myself into the last 15 seconds.
I have a chord to charge up everything in my house: IPOD, computer, phone, camera, Garmin, but what I really need is one for me.