Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I went out for a run last night with friends. I wasn't gonna go cuz it's hot out and I just didn't feeeeeeel like it. But I needed to run and to get out of the house. I met some ladies I've run with before. And a guy from the running club. I needed 5 but I didn't care what we did, really.
It was just a run.
One of the ladies was talking about being slow and coming back from an injury. Asking what to do about it. He was like.... keep running. Fast or slow it doesn't matter.
She's seeing a chiropractor who's treating her for well, who knows, because she hasn't had an MRI on her foot so what does the chiro know about her injury. Honestly?
She was like: Oh! good point. The things she has PF, but really without an MRI to see what the "itis" is, how do you really know what you're treating.
As we started our run, she made another comment about being slow and not holding anyone up. He said: The name of this run is a "social run" It's not supposed to be hard or at any particular pace, we're just hanging out while we run.
A few miles in, we were all about out of breath and I was helping the other runner to calm her breathing down. He said something awesome. Breathing techniques don't work. What works is breathing when your lungs tell you to! :)
Although I had some aches and pains and had to walk a few times. We did a 3/1 Galloway run, mostly due to the heat. But I had to walk a few more minutes a few times. It was a good run! I felt great! I didn't worry about how far I ran, how long, my pace. I didn't even turn my GPS thing on. I ran a good pace with him. He asked what my pace was, I said about 11-11:30.
He said, I think you're doing much better than that! :)
Over all we ran 5.60 in a little over an hour. WOOT! I don't know the other stats because I wasn't tracking.
This is the second run where I haven't tracked and had a great run. I'm gonna figure out how to turn the voice commands off and just track my progress so I have something to log.
Also, I didn't drink a gallon of water yesterday.... not even a half gallon! I know right!
And I wasn't thirsty or feeling bloated. And I still had a great run.
I had pancakes for breakfast!! PANCAKES!! Oh Em Gee! The world isn't ending.
I started reading a book recommended by Coach Nancy called The First 20 Minutes; about the science of exercise. It's a good read so far. Fits a lot more of my mentality about how to run than "modern" thinking.
I also subscribe to a blog called RunnersConnect - Great information!
And another blog called Strength Running - really good info as well.
Neither of those blogs are trying to sell me something. It's just good info. The writer of the book, she's not peddling a product.
Another blog I like to read is GoKaleo. She recently had a great blog about product peddling and the information that goes along with it. She's got great advice.
These three or four or hmmm it is five things. And a blog comment about running for me, for the joy of it, for the fun, for the social aspect.... when did running become a chore for me? It seemed like I'd lost the joy of it. And FREDANN, I agree!
Last night I ran for the joy of it! And joy was found!! WOOT!
I think I'm tossing most everything I know about running out the window and going with what I know about me about what works for me. :)
Run on my friends!! Run ON!!