I did it. It was a real victory for me to do the speed work. What is speed work? It is a running work out where you go to the track, run 1 or 2 times around at a particular pace. Usually your 5k or 10k race pace. You do it like weight lifting, with reps. I did 6 reps at my 5k pace which was waaay faster than I imagined I could run. My new program calls for more of this type of training because I don’t want to spend all my time running. It is a more specific running program to take advantage of the limited time that I have. Many call these work outs, “quality runs”. In between each 5k pace lap I did push-ups, crunches, and lunges (oh lunges are evil but they are so good for you). It was a very taxing time.
You may be asking yourself, “So what does that picture have to do with this post?” Let me tell you. The track is a little over a mile away from my work. I ran there so when I was done I had a cool down run going back. After my run; I get to my office, gather my stuff, feel around in my pockets and, “Arrgghh, my keys, where I are my keys. I can’t find my keys.” Thus, I put this picture up. I lost my dang keys during my runs. It was 6 pm at this point, fog had rolled in really heavy and it was also dark now. I had to go back track my route with very tired legs to try and find my keys. I walked and walked and walked in dense fog with a flashlight keeping my eyes peeled for the keys. They turned up at the track where I was doing the crunches. Wow, so happy I found them.
As a side note, it was a personal victory for me also that I did not get angry and all pissed off that I had lost my keys. I stayed calm and collected and figured I just needed to back track to find them. This is huge for me. Normally I would have gotten really mad and maybe made an excuse to go eat bad bad yummies. In my mind though I thought I would go out to eat somewhere. My lovely and wonderful wife drove 20 minutes from home just to help me find the keys. I found them by the time she got there so she just drove me back to my work. She had already eaten so I put away the idea of going out to eat. Ended up eating 1 cup of egg beaters, 2 extra thin corn tortillas, 2 pieces of toast, 1 piece of light string cheese, and veggies. Very tasty I must say.