My mom's voice is ringing in my head. She constantly said "Michelle, if you would just slow down..." My entire childhood (and most of my adulthood) I was always in a hurry to do everything. That wasn't necessarily the problem though. The problem was that I was also clumsy so nothing ever worked out quite as I had envisioned. Then my mom got really brave and put me on roller skates. That was a miracle. What I couldn't do on flat feet, I could conquer on skates. True story. Anyway, today was my first official LR of the training schedule. Of course, I am starting from scratch so today's LR was no longer then a quick 5K. However, the training program I am using builds walk breaks into every mile, starting with week one's LR. So, I had to slow down my pace and take walk breaks. It almost felt like going backwards but this is a trusted training program and I have to trust the process. So I did it, but the whole way my mom's voice was in my ear "Michelle, slow down..." Next week I am drowning her out with some good old fashioned 80s Glamour Rock. I just finished building my play list for next week and I must say, I am totally psyched! I was inspired after watching Rock of Ages yesterday. I dug out some of my old CDs and got to importing some good ole fashion rock and roll. So, here it is, next weeks rockin' play list:
1. Loving You Is A Dirty Job - Ratt
2. Heads I Win, Tails You Lose - Ratt
3. Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
4. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses
5. My Michelle - Guns and Roses
6. Jet City Woman - Queensryche
7. You Can Still Rock Me - Nightranger
8. Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
9. Cherry Pie - Warrant
10. Seventeen - Winger
11. Runaway - Bon Jovi
12. Got Me Under Pressure - ZZ Top
13. Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
14. Loving Every Minute of It - Loverboy
15. Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
16. Shake and Tumble - Firehouse
17. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Before you ask, yes I own all of those CDs. Sad but true. I secretly listen to them when no one is home and I am cleaning the house. And yes, I dance around the house with the broom like I'm at a TESLA concert at the Sports Arena. Now you know one of my weird little secrets. Don't think less of me now, please.
I had two hot yoga classes to teach this morning totally about 517 calories burned. After I got home I put in my 3 mile run in 30:42 for another 288 calories.
Breakfast: Protein smoothie with coconut water, strawberries, mango, pineapple and 2 scoops of It Works Greens.
Post Yoga snack: Banana, graham crackers.
Post run snack: wheat chips and pico de gallo
Outside soccer game warm-up: coffee with cream
Post soccer game nosh: hummus and pita
Dinner: BLT with low cal flaxseed bread and light mayo; Happy Herbivore Black Bean soup, chips, 1/2 brownie.
Week one is in the history books and only 25 more to go. Bring it on, I'm ready!