Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Happy Hump Day
Every run seems to get better and better! Today I did three miles and ran all but maybe .25 of it. I did do it on the treadmill (it was a nice day weather wise but my schedule was a little crazy so the dreadmill fit in better) which I think is a little deceptive for me but it is still three miles and I still ran a good 90% of it so I am still proud of my run! I love having the sense of wanting to run. My days are starting to be planned around my runs (well, that might be a little extreme but I do make sure and plan when my run is going to be rather than if I happen to get around to it). I am sore pretty much everyday since I weight train on my off days but it feels like a good kind of sore- the kind that I worked hard to get. I am planning on signing up for some races in April, probably just a 5K or a 5 miler, but it is exciting and I look forward to crossing some finish lines. I am also hoping to join a women's running group next month. They suggest being able to run three miles before joining (although it is by no means a requirement) so I am trying to build up to that first (and if today is any indication I am getting pretty close). I think it will be great to run with a group and to get some coaching/training. Right now my only thought is to just run but in the near future, if I want to improve, I need to start thinking about picking up my pace, working on tempo runs, and finding a race pace. It's like a new adventure I am going on and I am really looking forward to it!