One of the perks about having a blog is being able to look back and see exactly what I was doing this time last year (or the year before). In terms of workouts, I can’t believe how much my style of workouts has evolved. For starters, I was running a lot a year ago: 4 days a week and clocking in 8-10 kilometers per session would barely phase me. As for now, I’m running twice a week and anything more than 5 km seems like a “long” run.
I still love & enjoy running, but I’ve also started to embrace other ways of staying fit. That being said I had a GREAT run on Tuesday morning! Because both our gyms were shut for Diwali, my good friend Maneka & I planned to meet on Marine Drive at 7:30 am. Part of me questioned our sanity for voluntarily waking up early on a day off, but you know what they say: You’re only one run away from a good mood…heck we were one run away from the best mood!
Although I usually run solo, I loved being able to turn running into a social activity. In terms of speed, we maintained a steady, conversational pace and the time flew by! I am usually a treadmill runner so running at a consistent pace is foreign to me- I need to keep alternating speeds to stay entertained. We ended up running a total of 8 km, which is the longest I’ve done since my 10 km in June. Running with a friend was just the motivation I needed to push through that 6 km rut I’ve been stuck on lately. I have no idea how long it took nor do I care…all that matters is that we did it, and enjoyed it!
I know the treadmill gets a bad rep but it does have its perks, especially as it’s not time-sensitive. In other words, I don’t have to run early enough to beat the heat. That being said, from now until March the weather in Mumbai is fortunately becoming more runner-friendly i.e. it’s starting to cool down. I’m looking forward to taking more of my upcoming runs outdoors.
Thanks again Manny for a great run…let’s do it again next week- same time, same place?
How have your workouts evolved over the years/months?