Saturday morning I got up at 6:45 to get my run in 1. before the heat set in and 2. before my family got up.
I left having no idea what route to take and no idea how far I'd go.
My route ended up looking like this...
I thought Cordova Club Dr was going to be a better option for my route because I could run to my half way point and then turn around and also it was flatter so that's the route I planned on taking on my next run.
I was really looking forward to Monday's run with the girls of Women Run/walk of Memphis but Monday came and Memphis was under a heat advisory with the heat index of 111 so the coaches made the call to cancel the training that night and encouraged everybody to run on their own either on a treadmill or after 8:00pm.
I decided to run outside. I got the older kids in the bed, handed Eli off to Josh and headed out the door.
When I first started it felt pretty cool out with the sun setting. I went with the Cordova Club Dr route with the expectation that it was less hill-y
So a few goals that I've made to help with motivation
1. Run the 5K graduation on September 16th (52 Days away). My goal for it is to just run the entire thing. I don't care about my time I just want to run without stopping. (I hope that goal isn't too far out of reach, we will see)
2. Run the Color Run 5K (Sept 13th) in 30 minutes or less. This is a BIG goal of mine. I really hope it's attainable. That means I have to get my pace up to a 10 minutes mile (6mph) I've got a lot of work to do to achieve this goal.
3. And I have weight loss goals as well. I don't really have a date of when I want to lose by but I know I want to lose 30-40lbs. Really big goal and it's really the reason I started running in the first place.
So that's where I am and where I want to be. Help keep me motivated ladies! :)