Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Good Morning everyone!
One month and three days until the Pittsburgh Half Marathon!
I can't believe it. It's coming up so quickly that it's making me a little nervous. Though not as nervous as I was yesterday.
At 5PM yesterday I embarked on my first run in both my new shoes and since my last crushing 8 miler a week and a half ago. You know, that run where a dude laughed at me in addition to ridiculous hip pain.
And yesterday's 3 miles was fantastic. A little over half an hour and the weather was perfect. It was a little windy, but the sunshine made up for it. I just kept going and I had less issue with the hip than I did with my lungs.
I'm feeling good.
I also talked with another runner from the club I'm in who mentioned that she has similar issue with the course I ran that put my hip out of whack to start with. Goodness! It's so nice to know that it's not just me!
I'm feeling great today. Training plan calls for 5x5 fartleks. (I just like saying Fartlek :-P) Fartlek is Swedish for speed play. Essentially you run at a comfortably quick pace for 5 minutes and then lightly jog for five minutes. Lather rinse repeat five times and you're done. It's going to be about an hour workout; but, I'm feeling game for it. Going to take the pooch for a walk and then drag him in the car. He can hang out there for an hour, it's his happiest place on earth! (Admittedly, I feel a little bad; but, I'd feel worse if I just left him at home after a long day all by himself.)
Also, today I filled out the official forms for the Pittsburgh 1/2 registration. Yeah, it's closed, but we corporate folks get to do things later. If I had my way I would have registered in October when it started!
That's about it from here. I feel like it's day 1 because I'm back on track. I'm tracking my food and I'm wearing my BodyMedia. I feel like I've got a refreshing, new start. (Even if the scale put me up by 2lbs this AM!)
Happy day, everyone. You too get a new day to do whatever you dream with!