After a month of absolutely no exercise and of a lot of emotional turmoil, I ran the lake again. It felt routine which is good, but I could not really enjoy it like I usually do. But I was very happy with my time and I’m sooo incredibly relieved that I didn’t lose the endurance I gained. And I ran my fastest mile yet. I hope running will boost my self-esteem again.
2.82miles @ 33’43”
Avg. Pace: 11:55 per mile. 5 years ago
I vacationed in Vegas the beginning of June. I came back and immediately dove into my friends wedding and all of its festivities. Then I got struck with a painful virus from which I was forbidden to exercise. I haven’t ran in almost an entire month. I feel so bad and know I have to start from scratch again. But I’m going to keep on going. Wish me luck! 5 years ago
It was a hard day. My legs felt 20lbs heavier and my lungs felt 20 times smaller. But I kept picturing being a cop and being happy with my body and suddenly I ran 4 miles! Running is definately becoming my favorite part of the day.
4.01mi @ 45’19”
Avg pace: 11’16” 5 years ago
Rain didn’t even deter me for a second…and I ran the farthest distance yet. But I have to admit, my legs felt like Jell-O most of the run.
3.01mi @ 35’48
Avg pace: 11:51 5 years ago
No energy at all today, but my will to keep going dragged my butt out of bed. Very nice weather today and lots of people. The trail was crowded and I had to weave in and out of baby stroller blockades and sopping wet dogs chasing the geese around. Didn’t do as well as yesterday but I know my muscles are just rebelling.
2.75mi @ 34’28”
Avg. Pace 12’32” 5 years ago
My body was working against me today, but again I came out victorious. If I hadn’t been in so much pain, I think I could have run a lot further. But I finished the loop and was very proud of myself. Can’t wait to go back tomorrow!
2.9 miles @ 34’36”
Average Pace: 11:38 5 years ago
It’s coming along. I had stomach cramps that started very early in my run. I thought about turning around a few times, but I pushed myself halfway around the lake so that turning back wouldn’t be an option. And I did finally remember to use my Nike Sensor that I wanted so badly last Christmas. I love it! Just push a button and it tells you your speed, distance, and average pace. Very motivating.
2.7 miles @ 36min
Average Pace: 13:28 5 years ago
I started this around winter but the weather was too bad. But I’m determined to keep this goal and accomplish it.
Day 1: Weather was gorgeous and the lake was a little crowded. I felt very winded from the get-go but I kept chugging along. I am starting to worry about my breathing however, I fear I might have asthma. I also completely forgot to time myself. My goal is 30minutes. Upon coming home, I was cursed with a gigantic headache and an ear ache and my knee was starting to throb. Needless to say, Day 1 was rough, but that makes me all the more determined to keep going.
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