- I went on a 3 mile run Monday
- I saw OK Go Last Night!
- I had a shitty day today...but...
- I went on a 2.25 mile run tonight, and am no longer upset :)
If you missed my post about how I prepared for the 3k I ran Sunday, I could summarize by saying "I didn't." So I was fairly happy with a pace of 10:05 min/mi on a hilly course, but knew I was capable of faster.
Monday night I ran 2 miles on the treadmill in 19:26 (that's a 9:43 min/mi pace). The 3k split was 18:20 (a 9:51 min/mi pace). HELL YES! I knew I could hit 9:50 min/mi. So what if it was on a treadmill and a day after my race. I haven't been pushing my pace as hard as I had been before the Shamrock Half Marathon so it's a relief to know I can hit those times and feel good doing it.
After taking a short walk break I cranked out another mile in 9:30 exactly. Soon I want to do a 3 mile run without stopping.
And I think this is coming because tonight I ran 2.25 miles around the neighborhood. I did this in either 22:19 or 23:19... that's sad I don't remember. (It's just been one of those days.) Either way my pace could have been as fast as 9:55 min/mi or as slow as 10:20 min/mi. I'm thrilled with either, and the best part about it is that I felt GREAT! I don't know if it's because I took 2 days off of running. Or am finally healing. Or needed a run like no other. But I have to say the hardest part about this overuse injury has been the days where I just mentally need a long run, but physically couldn't go for one.
I'm not the same person when I'm unable to run. The shirt picture is kind of a joke, but I realize myself being a million times happier when training for a race. It's slightly stressful. Slightly a downer of a time commitment. But overall when I'm training the sky just seems a little bluer, I can't stop smiling, and I have an overwhelming amount of positive energy. Oh-- and I can eat whatever I want without feeling guilty. Basically this is me:
I realize this is the movie---but, I think I've actually seen just about every episode of The Brady Bunch. [Oddly,] Peter was always my favorite because he was funny. Greg was a lot hotter though. Duh. He was so groovy.
The Fun Run race report is still coming. And Julie is hosting a giveaway because she has reached 100 followers! She's from Minnesota (a state that I love)...and trust me when I say I only post links to giveaways I truly want to win. On top of tons of running gear she's giving away The Blindside!!!