A Little Confidence Booster

March was an okay running month for me. Though I am no where close to where I was last year, I am perfectly fine with that.

I did managed to ski a few times with Lilly 🙂

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I’ve learned that having a cheering squad when you chop wood for kindling is the best thing ever! Yes, my girls say “Good job Mama” and “Way to go” after I successful chop a piece of wood.

I volunteered at the Hypothermic Half. I’ve had some good runs and ONE terrible run that set me back again however, I’m moving forward.

Yesterday, I took advantage of the sunshine and being off work a little early since I started my day that much earlier.

I jumped on the treadmill and ran 3k and then took off outside once my Green Garmin caught the satellite. It was like my poor Garmin forgot how to catch the satellite…hummm, maybe that’s a sign I need to get out more! Slowly but surely I will.

I took off running down my road which was clear of snow for the most part.

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I was running fast and my legs were happy about it. I decided I wanted to see what kind of pace I could do so I kept that pace up. Really, it felt like I was testing my lung capacity!

First kilometer: 5:47 Second kilometer: 5:44 (after dodging one small section of snow/ice that I walked through). Ahhhhhh…….just what I needed. A little confidence booster to realise I am where I want to be.

The plan is to run on the treadmill and then run outside 1-2 km, then bump that up to 3-4 km, then 5-6 km outside. In time I’ll get there but for now I’m just going to enjoy yesterday’s little confidence booster.

Oh and so far my hamstring today is good. I’m bouncing sitting on my exercise ball at my desk and am feeling pretty good.

Have you had any confidence boosters lately?

Runners – how’s your pace after this winter? (Okay, for all us Nova Scotians – how’s your pace after THIS winter?)

Ever have your own personal cheering squad ?

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22 thoughts on “A Little Confidence Booster

  1. It is such a great feeling when the snow clears off the roads for the most part. It makes you think that maybe, just maybe spring is coming! I am in NYC right now and my Garmin refuses to locate a satellite. It is driving me nuts, so I have just been running based on time. Kind of nice and kind of annoying. My pace has definitely slowed!

    • I can even see a little grass on the side of my driveway! We still have a long way to go for all the snow to melt! So frustrating when your garmin doesn’t connect. At least you are able to still get your runs in…I bet NYC is an amazing place to run!

  2. My pace had dropped a little the past couple weeks from taking time off for being sick. It’s amazing how fast that goes. It is going to get up to 70F in the Twin Cities today. I can’t believe it. I’m totally jetting out of work early to enjoy this.

  3. Glad your run went awesome yesterday!
    My pace was going great on the track and treadmills, but now getting back on the road it’s hard getting my pace back down… I’m a little discouraged to say the least!

  4. I’m glad that you are feeling better about running (ok fine, life lol). My confidence booster recently fitness wise was more of a spirits-booster–run outside in GORGEOUS weather and in short and a t shirt. Made my life.

  5. Great news about running outside – and not having to break trail! For me snow has it’s time and place – in the mountains from Nov-March. I had my first pain-free run post-injury (we’re muscle strain buddies!) and am feeling so grateful to run again. My pace is slower but I’m out there.

  6. See I need an exercise ball at my desk. I wonder if I can get them to give me one. 🙂
    Hooray for running outside and I’m so glad you’ve gained a bit of confidence back! That’s the hardest thing coming off of an injury…analyzing any little ache and pain until you drive yourself crazy. I think as soon as spring really hits and things warm up, you will really be on the mend for good! (Especially now that we have our new books nearby!)

    • You totally need an exercise ball at your desk. It’s life changing! Plus if you really wanted to you can do a few exercise throughout the day 😉
      And yes, our new books are going to be perfect….I’m planning on doing his workout from now on).

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