Sunday, July 11, 2010

Update From A Mad Runner

Week 4 has come and gone and boy, this week was a KILLER! B and I got home Monday evening and then headed up to PC to pick up Izzie, got food and headed home. No workout for me and it was a much needed rest. I was BEAT this whole week from the running around we have been doing during the month of June. I was absolutely ready to hang out at home this week!
Tuesday. 3.5 mile run, my first workout since my long Saturday run in Mandan. I didn't get up early to run, so had to do it after work. It was SO SO hot out on Tuesday night and I wanted to stay away from the traffic, so I decided to use the treadmill. Bad Idea. I only made it 2.5 miles. I was so tired, I couldn't get into rhythm and had no breath. I was upset, but I'm sure most of it was from the past weekend, so I just headed home and did a good cool down and stretching.
Wednesday. Again, no morning run. It was hot again out so I decided to either wait or run later on the treadmill. I did my arm workout first, and since it had cooled off enough out, I took it to the pavement. It was initially a 2.5 mile run day, but since I did that on Tuesday I ran 3.5. It went a lot better and realized that part of my horrible run the night before could have been because I was running inside. It seems easier when you run outside because you HAVE to run back. I decided that I should just make sure I do my runs outside instead.
Thursday. Another 3.5 mile run. No morning run", "I need to relax", "traffic" or my new favorite, Bravo TV. Surprisinly, I decided to skip the outside run and went to the treadmill again! HA, but I made the full run, with "The Housewives of New York" keeping me company.
Friday, rest day. I even skipped the P90X workout. B and I went and got some great movies and had a wonderfully relaxing night of movies and junk food. We also took a drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It was so beautiful! What a great way to end the work week.
Saturday B got me up early to go to a bike ride he was doing. It was his first canyon road bike experience and he did such a good job! After, we both did the P90X Kenpo workout together. WOW, it was so hilarious to watch B do the workout I hardly made it through I was laughing so hard! The rest of the day we spent relaxing and later our newly married friends came over for some drinks and catching up. They also had a busy last month with a Wedding (yay!) a new home and then a honeymoon! It was great to catch up!
Sunday. The big one. 5 miles. B and I slept in, I then cooked our morning breakfast (I haven't been able to do that in a long time) and we finished a movie from the night before. We then spent the rest of the day watching movies. The "Predator" movies to be exact. B went to the new one in the theatre on Friday and so we watched the original one on Sunday. We decided to watch the second one and then "AVP" (Alien vs Predator). I lost track of time and by the time we were going to start the last one, it was 8! I almost didn't do the workout, but B and I took a break and headed down to the clubhouse to workout. Again with the treadmill, but I ran the full 5 miles.
I can safely say that it is getting easier for me to run, after mile 2 and I get a rhythm going. This next week starts the full 4 mile runs during the week. I am going to make sure to get up in the A.M. to get these done! I have also decided that one reason it may be hard for me to get through these runs is because I don't think of anything other than running! When ever I ask people what they do to help with their long distance runs the usual answer is they think about all the things going on that are stressing them out and it relaxes them. The only thing in my life right now that is stressing me out is running! I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

1 comment:

  1. glad b did well on his race and that you are getting into a running rhythm. yay for progress. :)