Monday, April 8, 2013

Pain-free 5 miles!

SUPER thankful this run went well!!
Monday April 8: 5 miles (52:34, 10:31 avg pace) plus 25 x 4 push ups....SPLITS: 11:09, 10:59, 10:33, 10:09, 9:43
Aren't them some purty splits?

I started out nice and slow the first couple miles just to make sure my feet were up for it. They felt 'cautious' for awhile but no real pain, I just knew to take it slow. After the 2nd mile I felt good enough to push the pace JUST a wee bit. That last mile was PERFECTION. Even ran almost the last 2 tenths uphill!
I ran on flat surfaces in my 'hood as the downhills seem to make those cheeky bones a little feisty.  There's not a very large area of flat so I did a lot of loops and out and backs and so on and so forth. These type of runs are hard mentally for me. I felt a little like a caged animal.  But I'll take being a caged animal to being a hamster in a wheel (which is what the 'mill feels like to me!)

This is the first time I've done 4 sets of 25 push ups in the last 2 weeks, too. Felt great!

So far I'm track for the week!  =)

MONDAY: 5 mi run, push ups  DONE!
TUESDAY: elliptical, weights, planks
WEDNESDAY: 10 mi run
THURSDAY: 5 mi run, push ups
FRIDAY: elliptical, weights, planks
SATURDAY: 21 miles (!!!!)


  1. woo hoo!! Great job! Wow, 21 miles this weekend! I am getting excited for you! :)

    1. Me too! However, I've had a bit of arch pain a lot of today that has me WORRIED! Please pray for it!!!

  2. It's so good to hear that your foot didn't give you any trouble on your run today!! :)

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! HOWEVER, my right arch started to bug me yesterday and THAT has me worried...boy, if it isn't one thing its another, isn't it?! =)