Two Proven Ways to Get Faster

1. Run with the fear of being late for work… or having to go into work a sweaty mess (though since I work with kids, perhaps they won’t mind as much, haha).

2. Run with people who are faster than you. You won’t really be able to keep up without passing out or yacking, but you could at least chase after them/attempt to keep them in your sights.

I did both this morning, all before 7:00am.


We met at Rancho San Antonio at 6:00 am for the usual Thursday early morning run.

Chad, Max, and Joseph are super fast runners!


Just to give you an idea of how much faster I had to run, I usually take anywhere from 9 to 10 minutes per mile for the whole duration of the run. There were the splits for this morning: 8:50, 8:36, 9:39, 10:23, 8:20, 8:10. Obviously, we went up a big hill and came back down. We split after getting to the top.

I had work at 8:00am and I didn’t want to be rushed by putting on some more miles (as much as I would have loved that!). Didn’t realize the run would be over in 54 minutes, though (6.0 miles, baby!).


By 10 am, I had run 6 trail miles, got myself washed up, and taught two students in the morning. A little too productive for summer, if you ask me.

I ended up doing a Barre3 workout that was 40 minutes long. Did not intend to sweat, but I did. A LOT. My muscles were shaking and quaking like crazy, too. Since I was sweating again, I decided to hop on the elliptical at home and pedal for two episodes of Modern Family (45 minutes).

And then I went back to work with a few more students. I have a break now, but I’ll be heading back to teach and do fun art projects 🙂

It’s my last workday for the summer! I’m going to soak up every minute of it! (If you didn’t know, I freaking love my job. Actually, I think I’ve loved every job I’ve had!)


Do you justify your tv-watching by exercising at the same time?

Any teachers or students going to back school soon? Or if you’re a parent, your kid(s) back in school?

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