Loving this thing called RUNNING
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Last Monday my run was hard for me so I took some time this week and did not rush myself back into the gym. I have learned that it is important to listen to my body. The BEST thing about the gym and the runs is that they will always be there. If I do not listen to my own body I can ruin it and then there will be NO more runs, or workouts.
So yesterday I went into the gym thinking I would just run slow as my BFF keeps telling me. Mind you I am not a fast runner at all. I have never ran past a 5.5 pace on the treadmill. Mostly I'm a 5.0 and when I get tired I run at 4.5....so yeah it's more like a good jog.
BUT man to I sweat and smell like I'm running like crazy!!
My calf was still sore, but I taped it up and it was bearable. I made it through and looking back my shins did not even hurt. I was told to buy some compression socks as that will help a lot with my shins and my calf. So I will be picking up those tonight along with some good headphone. So tired of having to push in my earbuds only for all the sweat to have them try and slip right out of my ears. Yeah it's nasty when I think about ear sweat. LOL
When I was leaving the gym all I could think about was how great it felt to get my run in. When I started this I wanted to just finish the program and finally say I DID IT. I never once thought that I would end a run and say.....
"DAMN I NEEDED THAT RUN"
Well that was me last night. I did not realize how badly my body needed to get that out and get that boost of self satisfaction at the end of the run. Yes my calf still hurt a little, but I was able to push through and get it done. My pride was refilled and I am ready to continue with the good choices. I'm repumped and ready for my next run. I can't wait for Monday now when I start week 3 and while I'm still afraid of the longer run time, I know I will get this done and I will ROCK it out. My body is starting to desire the run times and I know it has been the best ego boost ever for me and I'm not even half way through the program. So yes I'm hooked, I'm falling in love and my desire isn't filled until after my run is over.
At this rate I will be done with this program on Christmas Eve. That makes me proud to know that I set out to do this and I will be able to give myself such a wonderful present. I just suggested to my BFF that is also doing this program (we are actually on the same week now) that we get one another a fitness related gift and send it to one another as a "we completed this program" gift. I already know what I want to get her and I know she will love it. (not saying what it is because we are both on here! LOL) I love that we are 3000+ miles away from one another and can still do programs together....love that girl!