Getting better 

how do you know if you’re progressing? It doesn’t matter what you’re talking about; running, weight loss, or making an action a habit. The answer is simple…you notice change.

Last night I was running on the treadmill (yes I love it because I can watch tv while I run), and hadn’t planned on running too fast.  400m slow run, 400m fast x 5 or 6 times. I’ve done this speed work before and usually my slow is walking and my fast is 6/6.5.  Well, what do you know…I’m getting faster. My slow was actually a slow run (5mph) instead of a walk and my fast was 8 instead of 6.5. I’m definitely getting faster and my training is paying off. The little revelation was unexpected but much appreciated. I’m currently training for a half marathon and the long runs on the treadmill are getting a little boring. But, knowing that I’m getting faster is helping me endure the runs because I know they can be run a little faster. 


About healthyfitsam

I'm a wife and a mother of two who is trying to "green" up our house and help us become healthier individuals. I'm working on my bachelors in nutrition and then it is off to become a Registered Dietitian. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is approaching fast! I love sharing my knowledge with others about little things I find out, so stay tuned.
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