fitness, running

5 Miles Baby!!!

Happy Sunday everyone! Did you have a great weekend? I know I did. I got a lot accomplished and even got a bit of relaxing in.

Yesterday, most of my day was spent cleaning and doing laundry. I did, however, manage to squeeze in a tiny little 2 mile run. I knew I wanted to get something in but just didn’t have a lot of time. Unfortunately, the run was just kind of “blah.” It wasn’t an awful run but I wasn’t really feeling it and for some reason I just wanted it to be over. I really hate those kind of runs.

After my run, it was back to motherly and wifely duties of cooking and cleaning, with some more laundry thrown in. With all I got done, I was able to sit down and relax for a little while. That doesn’t happen very often for me.

Last night a friend of mine, told me about how her and another friend are trying to learn to do splits by doing a series of stretches twice a day for 2 weeks. I’ve always wanted to be able to do a split and I don’t know if I’ll be doing a full split by the end or not but I figured, why not, I’ll try it. Last night I found out how truly awful at them I really am. I have a long way to go. haha! I’m sharing the workout below if you’re interested. And if you are, let me know how you do. I can already tell you these ladies are much better than I am. lol

This morning, the stretches were a tiny bit better, and I mean just a tiny bit, but they still hurt some. I’ve got one more round to do tonight which I’ll be doing here shortly.
I also got my run in early this morning, instead of in the afternoon, like I normally do. TJ had a few things at the school he wanted to get done, so I headed out for my run around 7:15 this morning. I was going for my longest run ever, 5 miles.
And judging by the title of this post, you can say it’s pretty safe, I accomplished that goal. It was chilly when I started, so I left with a long sleeve shirt. Soon into that run I realized I should have just toughed it out and ran without it until I warmed up. I definitely didn’t need it. I was feeling good and my pace wasn’t bad. There were a few points where I wanted to stop to walk but I kept telling myself I would go just a little bit longer and then see how I was. I did that a few times and then at one point, I just felt I needed to walk. I was abit bummed and disappointed but honestly not devastated. I know it happens and I’ll get better, but I still wished I hadn’t stopped to walk, even though it was a very short walk break. Looking back at the run now, I know if I had just pushed myself a little harder, I could have ran the whole way. My mind was just messing with me.

In any case, it was the longest distance I had ever gone, and I am proud of myself. I want to continue to build my runs and this run today, just made me feel tons better about my decision to run a 10K this year.

Have you had one of those runs where you just feel “blah?” How did you break out that funk?


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    January 30, 2013

    I cannot run. Running sucks (which, we found a shirt that says just that!). Anyway, I am proud of you, GO YOU!! It doesn't matter that you had to walk for a few. It was your first time at the distance. Wow, what an inspiration. 🙂 🙂 Keep it up, girl!

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    January 30, 2013

    Aww…Thanks! I used to say I can't run either, but I decided to give the C25K a shot and that's what did it. It really got me running. You could totally do it!

    I've seen that shirt. Nike makes it. I want to buy one for TJ and he said he's going to wear it for the next race we run together. LOL

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