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had a good run today

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I am beyond backed up on blogs that I’d like to write. I'm going to start with today's workout and maybe actually write in here--gasp!--more regularly.

Today I ran for the first time in 2 weeks and only the second time since my 5K (a month ago already!!). The first time was an absolute disaster that I won’t even get into. I’ve missed it; despite my drained ipod battery and my ominous feeling I decided that I was running today. Of course, it wasn’t until I stepped into the gym locker room that I realized I’d forgotten not one but both of my knee straps. I didn’t care, though. I’d gotten all dolled up in my moleskin, used my anti-chafe cream, I had my running shoes on and brought my crosstrainers to change into. Somehow or the other, I was going to get through a run even if it was short.

My goal today was anywhere from 1.5 to 2 miles. [I realized during my C25K training that I was pushing myself faster than I was comfortable with. Consistently, I found the last 1-1.5 miles of my runs to be unpleasant. I decided after my 5K ended that from now on, I’m going to run until it’s not fun anymore and slowly rebuild to the 3 mi mark.] I did 2.09! My knees bothered me a little but not as bad as I’d feared. (They hurt now but that’s no shock.) I actually was tempted to go for another 5 mins until common sense made an entrance and warned me that it wasn’t a good idea to do too much too soon after taking pretty much a month-long hiatus. So I stopped at the 25 min mark.

I’m looking forward to my next run. emoticon Oh yeah--no blisters today, either!
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