My last really good run was when I got all pissed about my PR. After that I did a 2 miler the day that we got back from Vegas and were pretty sure we were getting sick. Then we had to forfeit the St. Patty’s Day run since neither Paul or I could breathe without coughing much less brave the rain with 15,000 other people and run four miles. Then it was almost two weeks until I tried again in Idaho only to have an even worse cough the next two days.
Finally after all the clouds in my nose and chest cleared, I started again slow. I’ve done a couple of slow work-back-up-to-where-I-was-at-pre-sickness run/walks but today I was feeling good. Ready and itching to get on that T-Mill and get more than 3 miles in.
I was ready, I was pumped and I had time. The precious kid-is-gone-for-spring-break time where you don’t have to worry about where you will be and when, you just do what you do and it’s all good. Ahhh…
This could be done any time between April 1st and 8th and I pseudo thought about doing it today, but didn’t totally decide 100% until about half way through the day. So I didn’t get a bib printed out, boo. What I did do however, is push myself and I did better than I honestly thought I would given my somewhat lengthy hiatus from any real consistent running.
I wore my new socks from Old Navy and I am loving them. They say they are “compression” socks, but I don’t know if they really “truly” qualify. I’m not a super duper running snob (yet) or an expert on compression stuff though so I don’t really care. They fit well, don’t move around and seem to moisture wick with the best of them. So I’m in.
Loving my new shoes. These are WAAAAAAY better than those other shoes I had to return. They seem to just fit my feet better, and my shins don’t hurt when I run. That is a big plus if you ask me. I think I will be keeping these ones past the 90 days.
Did my standard 5 min warm up and stretches before I got down to buidness
- Mile 1: Alternated running 1 min and walking 2 min to get nice and warmed up
- Mile 2: Alternated running 2 min and walking 2 min
- Mile 3: Alternated running 3 min and walking 2 min <—– dreading this mile, but I pushed through and did it!
All running was done at 5.0mph and all walking was between 3.5 and 3.7mph.
I’m working my way up to be able to run a 5k in its entirety at a 12 min mile pace which is 5.0. It feels fast now, but I’m sure the closer I get, the better it will get.
5k done in 43:43! Not too off of my previous PR and since it’s been a while since then, I consider this a big win!!
INSTAGRAM! FINALLY! I had been tapping my fingers waiting for this to come to Android and today all my dreams came true. I’m already annoyingly using it like there is no tomorrow.
Thanks to Jess for hosting the Jelly Bean virtual race!
Even though I love doing these virtual races my next race is gonna be all kinds of in person and all kinds of crazy.
I’ve heard about this from the blog-o-sphere and I think there are actually two different similar series, but this is the one coming to Seattle.
While you are running they throw this color powder on you
You so end up a big colorful MESS. I’ve never been one for mud runs, but this seems fun to me. Call me crazy.
I heard that they sell out fast so I had to be quick on the draw when registering. Monday at noon I was online signing me and Paul up. I made it in the nick of time b/c when I checked back the next day:
All images are from The Color Run website
Whew that was close! Totes looking forward to this race…should be quite the experience!