Thursday, July 21, 2011

Running

I started running more often about a year ago and I really enjoy it. I wasn't too sure about it at first, but having great friends and a sister who loves to run helped me get started and stay motivated. I started running with a brace on my right knee (torn ACL) and then my left knee began to hurt so I wore a brace on that knee as well. But then a few months ago, a good friend of mine suggested I run without them to build up needed muscles. So I thought that made a lot of sense and I haven't worn a brace since.
My friend wanted to start training for a half marathon so I decided I'd try to keep up with her although I have no intention of running a half marathon! Well, we were suppose to run 9 miles a few weeks ago and then 10 and then 11 the weeks after, but we didn't get there. So last Sat. I decided I was going to try for 10. I chose the right day. It was a beautiful morning!! Nice cool weather! And I did it! I ran 10.27 miles in 1 hr and 43 min. I felt great! And the best thing about it is I didn't end up with a headache or feel like I was going to barf (which I have been lately). I really think its because I ate these Power Bar protein cookie ball things before, during, and after my run. I love those things! And I drank more water.
Funny what a difference nice cool weather makes. I've been dying this week! I ran 3.81 miles Tues and was so tired and this morning I ran 6.12 in an hour and one min. Its been sooo hot!!
I come back drenched! Like I just jumped into a pool with my clothes on, but I smell a lot worse-just ask my boys :)

3 comments:

T.J. said...

Wow! You are a MACHINE!

Sarah Smiles said...

You are so awesome! Come run with me! It's cooler here. I need my exercise routine back and a lot more of it! Yikes I need to lose a lot of weight! We just got home from St. Louis, it was 114 degrees and we almost died of heat stroke! I feel for all of you in the valley!

Dustin and Tara said...

Good Job! It is nice to see all your updates:)!