A recap of today’s running interval workout + the cutest block booties (under $60!) that you need in your life.
The past 24 hours haven’t really been my favorite. Work has been frustrating and then I came home last night to discover that my car had been towed. It was my own dang fault – I parked it in a spot that it’s okay in the evenings, but not during the day. Well… I forgot to move it since I can walk to work and I was rushing out the door yesterday and spaced it. So I had to deal with that this morning (and Tommy had to drive me across town to get it and then we hunt down an ATM after they told us they only accept cash). It just wasn’t a pleasant start to the day.
But it’s days like this that I’m so grateful for running. Especially morning runs. There is something so incredibly peaceful about running the streets downtown when it’s still a bit dark and there’s not much traffic. I love seeing the sunrise over Graylyn Estate once I get into the neighborhoods. And I love seeing other runners that I see every morning. I love seeing the old black lab laying faithfully in front of one of the prettiest houses along my route. And I love getting to clear my head and not thinking about anything…except if I’m hitting my goal pace. 🙂
Today’s workout was 5 x 1 mile repeats with a 3 minute jog between each, plus a warm-up and cool down. The prescribed goal pace for me on McMillan Running for this type of workout is 6:35-6:45 minute/miles, and I thought that was pretty darn aggressive. So I was really happy that I was able to run 6:45 on 3 of the 5 intervals (the other two were 7:00). The first interval is always tough for me, and the last one was going up a wicked hill.
I also wore my new Oiselle Moto Knickers on my run this morning and LOVED them. I’ve never had knickers before, but now it’s all I want. (I’m eyeing these and these.) I think the key difference is that knickers are a bit shorter than capris? Or is it just semantics?
And on days when nothing feels right and I just need an easy win, skinny jeans and a t-shirt and pretty new shoes always make me feel better. I just got these block heel booties and am obsessed. (And they’re only $60!) They’re so insanely comfortable and way cuter in person than I was expecting. Tommy loves them too, AND the maintenance guy in my apartment building commented on them. ha!
Alright, I’m off to fold some laundry! Have a good night! xo
What’s your go-to outfit when you just need a pick-me-up?
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