this morning, sky and i woke up early, put on our sweat pants and made our way to the track. it was HOT and i was sweating before i even reached the track. we stretched first, then walked a lap, then began to run. and it was...fun. it felt really good. the trick is, you have to pace yourself. i didn't burst into full-on running, i took it slow and easy the whole time. that, paired with a really great album on my headphones, made me feel unstoppable (i wasn't actually unstoppable, of course).
so we ran two laps, walked a lap, ran two, walked one and a half, then ran half a lap, then went home. at one point during the running, i completely got into a zone and stopped counting the seconds till i could walk again. i really felt that the music i was listening to was KEY. it really motivated me and pushed me and i got lost in my own little world, singing along in my head. it really helps to have motivational lyrics paired with upbeat music. i was listening to janelle monae's The ArchAndroid, specifically the song "Tightrope" was when i was really in my groove.
by the time we decided to wrap it up, i felt like a rockstar. we plan on running again tomorrow morning. for now, it's time to run to the co-op for some fruit to make a fruit salad, and for a cup of some organic, fair trade, (FREE FOR EMPLOYEES!) coffee . :)