Thought of the Day. It doesn't matter how stressed I feel or how disappointed I feel at the beginning of a run. The end result is pretty much the same - I feel happy after a run. And I want to be a runner for the rest of my life.
Reflection. Last weekend 10-miler didn't turn out the way I wanted it to be. In 1 run, all three of my expectations were crushed (1. Run 10 miles, 2. Run without knee pain, 3. Register for half marathon when I achieved the previous two). I was pretty bummed but I want to thank every single one of you who understood and gave me some kind encouraging words. Thank you!
What happened. I heeded your advice and rested Sunday and Monday. I was dying to go out and run on Monday actually because I had a rough day and I just know that a run would make me happy. But I refrained. Today, I ran. I took precautions too. I told myself I will run on the treadmill since that is some pretty nice surface, and that I was going to do 1 mile and play it by ear. I would start that mile slowly - 12:00/mile. AND if there isn't any pain, I will continue, but 3 miles will be the max. I also prepped myself for the 3-mile run. I wrote my planned pace on a piece of sticky note and stuck it on the treadmill. (1st mile: 12:00/mile, 2nd mile: 11:45/mile, 3rd mile: 11:30/mile).
Of course I didn't stick to the plan!
Here's the data:
Mile 1 = 12:00/mile
Mile 2 = 11:32/mile
Mile 3 = 10:00/mile.
Completed 3 miles in 34:30 minutes.
Good News. I hit 100 miles of the year. And definitely the most number of miles I have ever ran in my 30 years of life. I am excited and absolutely thrilled.
I'm Thankful For. A good 3 mile run today. Knees that aren't bothering me too much. A boyfriend who bears with me telling him all about running. Blogging friends who have been supportive and encouraging. A pretty spring Tuesday.
I'm Looking Forward. A good, steady run for the rest of the week.