I completed W4D2 of C25K tonight alongside my wonderful hubby! :)
It started out pretty good on the first 3 min. run. I was trying to incorporate what I had been reading in Chi Running and Born to Run. That ended up hurting my calves, so I still don't quite have it yet. The 1st 5 min. run the calves finally worked themselves out and the shin splints kicked in to high gear. The 2nd 3 min. run was pure pain, but I pushed through. The 2nd 5 min. run, I still hurt, but for the last 30 seconds I picked up my pace anyway. I'm sure it wasn't much, but it was a lot for me. By speeding up I made my stride longer and that actually helped with the shin splints. After I finished the program, the hubby and I decided to run an extra quarter mile just for the heck of it. I tried the longer strides and it really did help with my shin splints. I will be practicing this more in the future. :) When I got home I went ahead and iced the shins down just in case. We finished the 5K in 59 min. again. I am trying to get faster, but just hasn't happened yet. :)
I should be finishing the book, Born to Run, tomorrow.
I just have to say that I have loved reading this! These people are my heroes now! I love the fact that this all happened in my lifetime. Just a few years ago! I don't know if I will ever get into trail running, but this book sure makes it sound exciting! :)
I tried my first Larabar today! Apple Pie!
Yummy! It was delicious! I will be purchasing more of these in the future! :)
For dinner the hubby and I decided to try Couscous for the first time!
It was Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous.
It basically tasted like raw pasta...
The hubby liked it, me...I haven't decided yet...
I want to try a different recipe with it, but can't find a good one...
If you have a good recipe please comment and let me know! When I make it, I will link it back to your blog, if you have one! :)
I had to add this pic from tonight also. I kinda like pink. If you can't tell. :)
I actually have bright blue capri's on with this.
I wore this to the gym once and came home and told my hubby that I had to keep checking myself, because I felt like people kept staring at me! I couldn't figure out why!
He told me..."Maybe it's because you look like a giant skittle!"
Haha :) I love bright colors! What can I say! ;)
So for a tiny moment I considered naming my blog...the Skittle Runner! :)
Bright colors make me happy, so I feel happy when I wear them! :)
So I will continue to wear my bright colors and laugh to myself as I picture a giant skittle on an elliptical machine! :)