I haven’t done a favorites post on a Friday in gosh, I don’t even know how long, but I have some good things to share with you so let’s get to it!
Tuesday’s 8 Mile Run:
I wanted to talk about Tuesday’s run in advance of Sunday’s workout recap post because it was one of my favorites this week and we need to discuss why in detail.
My plan was to follow my new favorite running workout which meant two sets of negative splits. If you take a look at the splits above, you will see that I didn’t go negative as planned at mile 3.
I felt as though I did but I actually missed it by a few seconds. This just goes to show you that this workout is challenging and you will not always achieve what you are looking for even when you are working for it!
What made this run a favorite for me was the second set of negative splits. After the recovery mile at mile 4, I was a little in shock that I dropped from a 9:02 mile down to 8:05.
While it may sound great like– oh wow look how fast I got in that mile, go me! — it made things a little more challenging because hitting 8:05 so quickly meant I still had to go faster and then faster again.
I was nervous because I wasn’t sure I could sustain that pace and exceed it twice but take a look! I did it!
It was a great run and great feeling to know I was able to push myself faster than I thought I was capable of at the time.
I really hope you try this workout if you haven’t already. I do love it!
So the weirdest thing happened. Remember when I won the Peanut Butter & Co. giveaway on instagram? They sent me my favorite jar of Mighty Maple peanut butter as my prize.
But it’s suddenly not my favorite! I don’t know what happened?!
Wait. Yes I do. You see, when I ran out of Mighty Maple a while back, I didn’t replace it.
I started eating more of the Trader Joe’s Flax & Chia Seeds Peanut Butter which has now become my favorite.
My tastebuds have so adjusted to the taste of this Trader Joe’s peanut butter and lack of added sugar that the Mighty Maple just doesn’t taste right to me.
I almost thought there was something wrong with it until I realized, I am just not used to the sweetness. Funny how that happens.
When I had my hair cut and highlighted last week, my stylist told me to make sure I am avoiding all hair bands and ties that may break the hair.
She also told me to avoid pony tails at which point I informed her I am a runner with long hair which makes that absolutely impossible.
I picked up this pack of Scunci hair bands because they looked cute and claimed to be comfortable without inflicting damage to the hair.
I love them! They hold the pony tail real tight without slowly falling out like some bands tend to do. I am able to wear them while I run and can even keep one on my wrist without leaving a mark.
The hair ties I had been using were the “ouchless” kind but I needed some new ones because I am forever losing my collection, not to mention, some held the hair better than others.
Remember when we wore the big scunci’s back in the day (as in, the 90’s)? Those were so fun!
Speaking of fun, it’s time for the weekend! Have a great one 🙂
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Favorite nut butter at the moment?
How do you wear your hair when you run?
One thing you are excited for this weekend?