As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I’m running a half marathon the first weekend in June and trying to incorporate some speed workouts into my training. I decided to start out on the treadmill instead of a track or running trail because it’s an easy way for me to force myself to maintain a certain pace for a given amount of time. If, for example, you tell me to run at a 10K pace for half a mile…that literally means nothing to me. I’ll just go as fast as I feel like because, well, that’s what I pretty much do during any race ever. I love running, but I’m actually a huge joke of “a runner.”
This was a good way to ease into the whole speed workout thang—not too intense, but still forces you to get those legs moving. It takes just over 30 minutes to complete.
Speaking of running, after everything that’s happened in Boston this past week, I find myself appreciating my daily runs around the city even more. This really is a beautiful, amazing place to call home. Here are a couple Instagram pics I snapped trotting around Southie:
And before I send you off to carpe the shit out of this diem, I wanted to spread the word about a Spin-A-Thon at Ten X Club in Dedham on Saturday May 11th that’s raising money for Girls on the Run, a great organization that supports positive emotional, social and physical development in 3rd to 6th grade girls. Jocelyn reached out to me and told me that she and 11 other ladies are running the 200-mile Reach the Beach relay, and this spin-a-thon is part of their fundraising efforts. Visit the Facebook page for more details and sign up for one of four spin classes if you’re in the area! I’m not sure if I’ll be in Boston that weekend yet, but if so, I’ll most definitely make it for a class—I LOVE spinning (and charity, of course).