AND I AM ADDICTED TO RUNNING!!!
I ran Week 5 Day 3 today. It was the "dreaded" 20 minute run...
Well it went fabulous and I feel fabulous!
Now, you can ask me how I feel tomorrow, because I have a feeling I will have muscles hurting that I don't know I have!
The run started out great. I was nervous, but confident that I could do it! My stubbornness actually came in handy tonight! Haha :) My ankles were burning a little at first, but once I kept going they worked themselves out. I ended up running 1.37 miles in 20 minutes. Now, that's about a 16 minute mile, which in the long run, really stinks! I MUST start working on speed! BUT it is still a HUGE accomplishment for me! I just cannot get over how good the whole thing felt! It was absolutely amazing! Walking afterward, I twittered the exciting news. :) I totally had the "Runner's High" that I see everyone blogging about. So...I decided to run another half a mile. Well then I said lets make it .75. Well I never saw the .75 marker, so I kept going! And before I knew it...I had run another MILE!!! I was ecstatic!!!
The one thing I must complain about is... my sock rolling down into my shoe on my left foot. I ended up running my last .25 with the sock rolled down. It looks like I need new socks!! Anyone have any suggestions on a good brand!?!
In the end, I ran 2.37 miles and walked the rest to make it to 3.25 miles altogether. I feel great! I am ready to do it again! Now I just have to work on speed! :)
My favorite socks are by Hanes and the middle of them is a compression style and supports my arches really well. I have also tried the Under Armour and Adidas brands of 'breatheable' socks and yes, they are breatheable, but my foot always slides in my shoe! It's just important to find what works for you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Kelsey! I have heard about the "shoe slipping around" socks. I know they make ones that are double layered so that won't happen, but I don't know if they are worth the money! :) I might have to try those Hanes ones! :)ReplyDelete
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Awesome job on your run today!! Speed will improve with time. Don't push it..... Get comfortable with your distance first before you work on speed.... I know from experience... I was on the injured list for 9 months.... As far as socks, I love, love the Experia socks by Thorlos.... They are awesome!!!!
BTW, I'm a follower now andcwill add you to my blog roll!! Exciting to see my button on your page!!! Thanks again!!
Thanks for the advice! :) And I will look for those socks! I definitely need some better ones soon! And thanks for following me and adding me to your blogroll! :) That makes me excited! :)ReplyDelete