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Brief Running Update

Saturday, July 09, 2011

I ran 2 miles a few days after my initial run. All went well and my pace was quicker.

The next weekend found me stuck on stupid, as I ran at an easy pace for about 4.2 miles. The cardio part was fine, but it was too much of a jump in distance (and yes, I am familiar with the 10% rule). I followed the run up by going to work and carrying a sprayer on my back for a few hours. That night, I was in a good deal of pain. So, I iced and took a week off.

I went out this morning and ran 2.5 miles. It felt great and everything went well.

I hope to get out there again in a few days. For now, I want to keep the distance under 3 miles.

It's wonderful to be a runner again!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RKBABCOCK 7/10/2011 11:27AM

    Just remember that even starting over, you are still faster than me! Love you, babe! And I am so glad that you are getting back out there again!

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SEEHOLZ 7/10/2011 7:38AM

    I totally know how that feels... I was in that boat last year... one time I ran 3 miles, felt awesome and couldn't walk right the rest of the week... so 2 miles is great start.

I can't remember exactly, but you'll figure out how to ramp up the mileage slowly.... with a few errors here or there.

I am still not 100%. I am running pain-free, but I can only stay that way if I keep my runs at about 6-7 miles... so why jump up.. I'll just experiment and hopefully will be able to add soon :-)

I can feel your excitement- and I certainly remember my own. Just to be able to run is exciting, even if the total distance covers your old "warm-up", hahaha. It's just all about perspective, learning about our "present" us and what our bodies can do for us now, not last year, last month or sometime in the future.

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MBSHAZZER 7/9/2011 8:20PM

    WHOHOO!!! No shame in being excited to get out there! Glad you took the time to rest and are back at it! Way to go!

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CCSDESTINY 7/9/2011 8:18PM

    The turtle wins the race! :) So glad you have an update!!!


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SQUISHY0705 7/9/2011 1:15PM

    I think sometimes we can lose sight of the importance of recouperation after exercise.
Good to hear that you're out there pounding the pavement once more.

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