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C25K April 3

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Morning run...
The app I have is switching things up with each run now. Slated today for 6 min run, 1 min walk, 4 min run, 6 min walk. (5 min warm up and cool down walks as usual.)
Debated the outside/inside on the track thing. Settled for outside. The sun was getting ready to come up so I was hoping for a pretty sunrise. Switched up my route and headed out. Decided to try putting my phone in my pocket and not watching the countdown for a change.

I hit my first run and took off. Had to pull back to make sure I could make it through the whole thing. I think this is the first time that I have run and thought to myself, "Dear Lord, Girl. Slow down!" I finally pulled back to a comfortable pace and settled in for the 6 minutes. Six minutes later and I was disappointed to hear the word "walk." I jogged a few more steps and started walking. Shortest minute ever. I was off for the 4 minutes in no time and glad to be there. 1 min walk. And I was anxious to get to my final 6 minutes. Which I did successfully. I am astounded at how I felt and how my body reacted. At the end of each run, I was disappointed for the walk and felt I could have kept going.

And then I hit the cool down and the pain hit. It wasn't bad at first. More annoying than anything. It started at the inside base of my ankle and flowed upward to my knee. I had that pain once before when I got my new shoes. I'm thinking that wearing shoes with no support when I'm not running is causing issues. I hobbled my way home and fell into the house to be embraced and tackled by two of the best kids ever.

I'm looking forward to my run on Thursday where I *get* to run for 9 whole minutes. I can't believe I'm looking forward to running for 9 minutes. Next week is my first 20 minute run. Last week I would have thought I'd never be ready. Now I'm thinking "Bring it on!"

I've started looking for a race to run.
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