Anyway back to the run. I was inspired after yesterday's tempo run so I increased the warm up/cool down from 4.2 to 4.5mph and just did my forever pace for as long as I could. I planned a 60 minutes total run, but then at the 50 minute mark decided 60 minutes of forever pace would be better, so I did that instead. I even managed to not step off the treadmill except to check the baby. To be honest I step off it far too often which is a bad habit I'm going to break. From now one I plan to record the number of times I step off my belt every run, which will force me to be accountable for it. I always have a good reason, but they are more excuses so I can catch my breath. I mean, checking the baby and having to pee are real reasons, but adjusting my hair or clothing, refilling my water bottle, writing my speed/time/distance on my notepad, these are all just excuses to let me breathe so I can "keep running" at my pace I like better than a slower one. If I want to feel good about running 5.2 or 5.5 or even 6.0 for a set amount of time, then I should fully do it, and from now on I'm going to be much stricter about stepping off.
My new running shoes are really helping me since my shins and calves don't hurt at all. They ache a bit from yesterday's run, but the good workout ache, not the my shoes suck and my legs are killing me ache. My stairs don't feel so bad anymore either. So I'm feeling pretty good about myself today.
Enjoy the video below of my babies. If you wait till the end you'll see true sibling rivalry right before the camera died.