I’ve been cooped up, stressed out form work for the past month without a real running lunch in so long. I was beginning to feel claustrophobic and significantly depressed. I needed to kick myself in the pants to actually do it…I looked out the window…it was cold in the office and thought nooo maybe I could run the stairs. Right…then I thought maybe I should just work through another lunch…no! WHEN IN DOUBT…WORK OUT. Running was like my therapist it cleared my head and gave strength and clarity not to mention the espresso afterwards was a great boost to help me through the rest of the day. Feeling so much better 6k I think my tally is now up to 38-39K since April 27th. This is a really lame number for me as I used to run so much more…but Im doing what I can. 3 days ago
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was a different type of run…wasn’t able to track how far as this was in the back of a school yard with a big sloping ravine. I can feel it in my butt and calves so that is the important part. If I had to guess…in total maybe 2K? but it was the intensity that counted. 1 week ago
Ran 8 miles last night, and needed it badly. I was consumed by that strong urge to run and not stop, as if I could have gone on maybe for 20, 30 miles, but I had to call it a night anyway. Running and music seem to be the only things these days that help to quell, some, my daily excesses of energy, and the ridiculous amounts of intensity that never seem to go away.
I stopped by at KFC (the shame! :D) for the last few miles, but to see if I could grab some water. They were kind enough to include ice. I also asked her if she knew my friend who worked there to see if he was about, though she said he had quit recently. Then I was on my way…
My feet seem to be holding up quite well. Just minor blisters. I did 4 miles on Saturday and 4 more on.. was it Thursday? I also need to remember my times for those and add to RK. On Saturday’s, I ended up shoutchatting (we were some distance away) with a customer at the kebab shop who said I was ‘off my fucking head’ for running on a Saturday night (?!). Only friendly banter, mind. And then he offered me a kebab. Too funny. xD
I want to get back to running daily again soon, if my feet can manage it.1 week ago
A different route run 05/03/13 since I was visiting the parents’ house. My knees ache like crazy; I feel like I can barely walk. The boyfriend mentioned running a race together this summer & I told him I’d think about it.
distance: 3.57 mi
avg pace: 3.6 mph
actual time: 0:59:01 1 week ago
Saturday 9k but was having blisters and a sore upper back..must have been the sit ups I did the days before so I ended up walking a third of the run. Today went for a fast walk 6k. We are up to 32k since April 27th 2013. 1 week ago
was my strategy for this go around & I increased my best pace by .7. Next time I would like to see how close to a flat hour I can get, knocking off 7.5 minutes. My inner calves felt pretty tight & uncomfortable, but I was able to finish my route anyway.
distance: 4.64 mi
avg pace: 4.1 mph
actual time: 1:07:28 2 weeks ago
I know it’s common sense but I finally found a workout partner and we went running yesterday. It was so amazing how much easier it is to run with someone. We’re doing the Couch to 5K program and started on day one because I was a bit behind her and hadn’t been in forever. It was fun and “almost” effortless. I’m looking forward to run # 2 tomorrow! Who knew. 2 weeks ago
was great. Total running tally since April 27th 2013 (b-day) = 17.5. You are 20 x stronger than you think you are…this always keeps me going – its from the navy seals. Always push out that extra lap…that extra set. 2 weeks ago
in total I would say I got in about 15K this past week. Not bad, and a walk one day…just haven’t had much time this being first week back to work after vacation. Knees a bit sore but will get another run in tomorrow night as the high school track. I wouls like to track the runs from Yesterday (my b-day) onwards and see what I am running on a yearly or monthly basis. So far 8k. 2 weeks ago
I think stress is the main culprit for gaining 10 lbs over the past year or so. That running hasn’t been a consistent part of my days is a contributing factor.
Time to get back out there then.
Three runs in the past week feel like not too much. 2 weeks ago
I went out again this afternoon. I took the same route as yesterday, walking 90% of the time & running the other 10%. My average pace from yesterday (when I walked the whole way) was .1 better. I have a lot of excuses for why this is so, but I will just say that my goal from now on is to beat a 3.4 mph average pace in the future. I still feel good about getting out & doing it though, regardless of the #s.
distance: 4.62 mi
avg pace: 3.3 mph
actual time: 1:22:25 3 weeks ago
This afternoon was too beautiful to stay inside. Although I haven’t yet bought running shoes, I dug out some old sneakers from my closet & walked the future route. About 10 minutes in, I started itching like crazy. If I wasn’t in public, I would have scratched myself raw. As it was, the itching disappeared after about 30 minutes. Other than that & my feet feeling a little sore afterward, it went really well. I feel great about it. Plus I got to break in my new pedometer. For an information junkie, having this much raw data in my pocket makes me very happy.
distance: 4.65 mi
avg pace: 3.4 mph
actual time: 1:21:15 3 weeks ago
and I headed inside. My workout was supposed to be four 800s, followed by two miles. But it was 83 degrees outside and my race was 4 days ago. I feel like this is a really lame excuse, but seriously; I need to look at what I’ve accomplished and understand that I am very capable of finishing anything I want. Despite me covering my hip in Biofreeze, I felt a spark or two of pain during the run. Tomorrow is a scheduled rest day, and I will very much appreciate it.
I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but here goes: for the past month, I have been extremely stressed out about my school situation. I still don’t know what school I will be going to this fall. I have managed to narrow it down between two schools, but I’m still waiting for one of them to give me an admissions decision (I’m talking to you, App State!!!)
And I feel like, once I finally know what school I am going to, I’ll get out of this slump. Or whatever it is that I’m stuck in. I’ll be able to get up in the morning and be productive. Because every time I think about leaving home and moving to a new unexplored city in August, I feel motivated. Immediately.
I want to be the most efficient person possible when I start college. And for me, that starts with running. 4 weeks ago
I ran in middle school & my first year of high school. I remember getting a runner’s high. I would love to recapture that feeling, but I will settle for not injuring myself instead. I don’t have any other goals for running besides getting out of my apt (there are many trails where I live) & moving my body. I’m not interested in racing. I found a book at the library yesterday: ‘Running For Women: Your Complete Guide For a Lifetime of Running’ by Jason R. Karp, PHD & Carolyn S. Smith, MD. I’m already active; I commute by bike every day, so I’m not exactly starting from square one. I’m just looking for a quick & pleasant-ish way to kick it up a notch, probably within the next month. If I hate it, or cause more harm than good, I will quit. I just want to try it & see. 1 month ago
Yes…I have not been running either. I am going to at least run 2-3 times week for a while…. 1 month ago
probably about 15K in total not as much as I would like but this was on top of my gym time and stair workouts at work on lunch. My legs felt like cement blocks being dragged along at times due to the deadlifts and squats…so I ran a little slower. At least I did it! 1 month ago