I Never Thought I Would

July 12, 2012

I never thought I would. . . wear a running skirt!

I know I am way behind the times, but I finally own a running skirt and wore it for the first time today on my run. It is a Lululemon Run: Nothing to Hide Mini skirt, and I love it!

I remember when I first learned about running skirts. I think I read about them in a Runner’s World issue, and I’m pretty sure I thought to myself, “I will never wear a running skirt.” But, as you can see that has changed. And I think it is a good thing.

I love the ruffles on this skirt and the feminine feel I had while running in it. I was honestly surprised how comfortable it was.

I think it was the skirt that helped me run so fast today; I felt very speedy!

Distance: 8 miles

Time: 60 minutes

Workout: 4 mile tempo run

My plan called for a 20 minute tempo run but being the overachiever I am, I decided 20 minutes was too easy, so I bumped it up to (about) 30 minutes. Actually, what I did was run an out-and-back route, and on the way “out” I ran at my normal/comfortable pace. Then, on the way “back,” I picked it up and did a tempo run.

I ended up running “out” in a time of 32:22, which is about an 8:05 minutes/mile pace.

Then on the way “back,” I covered the 4 miles in 27:38, which ended up being 6:54 minutes/mile. Woohoo! Under 7 minute miles.

Other things I never thought I’d do:

– live in Alaska.

– marry someone who was younger than me. (1 year younger was acceptable in my mind, but not TWO! Ha!)

– run in college.

– teach an additional 3 years. (I vowed not to go back after the first year!)

– wear skinny jeans.


Breakfast was a lovely (ugly) bowl of oatmeal. I used the same ingredients for my Protein-packed Microwave Oatmeal but made it on the stove-top instead. I think I like it in the microwave better; is that bad?

I always start by eating my oatmeal plain and then with 1/3 of it left, I add some type of nut butter—whatever I’m craving and/or whatever we have on-hand. If I start off eating the oatmeal with the nut butter from the beginning, I end up eating way too much and over-doing it, so this is my tactic for self-control.

The rest of my day was filled with a lunch date with Craig, another appointment, errands, and taking care of household things. I seriously don’t know how I used to work full-time and do all those things. (Actually, there’s quite a bit of stuff I didn’t have the time for before, but I do now!)



What is something you never thought you would do?

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