Today I ran 20 min without stopping. Of course I was running only 15 min miles, but I got through. I think this is only the second time I have done this. It was easier this time. I wanted to quit around 15 min, but I kept on running and telling myself "Less than 4 min left", "Less than 3 min left", and so on. I felt very energized when I was done. I ran for 1.34 miles and covered 1.82 miles total. I think it is mainly my leg strength that is holding me back. My heart rate and breathing seem to be ok. I guess I just need to build up endurance. Soon I will have to stop doing all my running workouts during lunch time. I won't have enough time to really push myself. But getting up in the morning is so HARD! I think no matter what, I will keep my Monday workout on my lunch break. It is a good way to keep my sprits up and energy going when I really don't want to work.
I am running mostly on the treadmill now because I am working out at lunchtime. I would love to get outside to run, but it has been so hot lately. I really don't want to have heat stroke and then have to go back to work! I really should get up in the morning to run, but getting my butt out of bed early is one of the hardest things for me to do. I think it is even harder than staying on a training schedule. But eventually I will have to start at least running in the morning if I am ever going to want to be able to run longer than 20 minutes. I think I will still do my weight workout during lunch because I can get a whole body weight workout done. I really don't like working out with weights, but it is a necessary evil. Eventually I will have to post my weight workout so I can look back and see how far I have come. Till next time, have a good day!