Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Much Better 6

Last Sunday, I had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad run. (Can you tell I am a children's librarian?) Basically I couldn't catch a good groove, I had side pain and hip pain, and I had to make several pit stops to the restroom. I finished the 6, but it took forever (an even longer forever than usual), and I started to let that doubt creep in that I could do the mileage. Then on Tuesday I had 3 scheduled and stopped at 2 because I was miserable. On Thursday I was not feeling well at all, and skipped my run and strength workout all together. Last night, I started to worry. Could I really do the run?
But today was great!! I did the first three mile walking a 1/4 mile and running 3/4 mile. Then I switched to quarter-mile intervals for the last three, but upped my running speed to 4.8 /5.0. And other than a bit of hip pain (it got really tight during the last mile) it was a great run!

I need to remember that just because I have a bad run...or two. That doesn't mean they will all be bad!

1 comment:

  1. I love Alexander!! Read that book to my kids quite a bit when they were younger!!! I hate bad runs, but they sure do make me appreciate the good ones all the more~~