Posts tagged running
Posts tagged running
Had some spare time before I had to run an errand.
So I ran. Only 2.5 miles. But still, it’s 2.5 miles that wouldn’t have been run, otherwise. Plus the running happiness prevented me from being grumpy when I went to the wrong location for my errand and then had to drive back across town.
Now to get a bit of a nap after a long, long, long 24 hours. And hopefully some more happy work out time later this evening.
My face feels a little less fat today. Well, I mean, it feels the same. Nothing changed in a day. But I am seeing it a little less fat. Trying some self love mindfulness today.
Avg pace - 10:07
Welp this just happened. Rip toenail.
As if you aren’t sick of hearing about my disgusting foot.
It appears to be completely pulled up down to the bed of the nail. The sides of the nail are pulled up too. The only thing holding my nail in place is the cuticle. I’ve heard several people tell me to leave it be and it will pop off on its own when the new one is growing in. I’ve also had people tell me that I need to pull it off to let the new one grow in. As it does not actually hurt whatsoever, I am leaning towards just leaving it be and waiting to see what happens. I have been keeping it clipped back very short and taping it down with a bandaid when I run. Other than this I’m not sure what to do. But I have accepted my sad toenail is going to fall off completely eventually.
Anyone out there that has lost a nail have any input?
6 fast miles yesterday, followed by 8 REALLY fast (for me) miles today = my legs are dead weight.
The three and a half hour drive to Rasputin tomorrow should feel like peaches.
Almost didn’t have sweaty time cuz I was tired and had already taken my pants off.
And then I remembered I like sweaty time.
The guy at the weights sounded like he was getting intimate, though. I felt a little icky on the inside.
4 miles: 41.17
Welp my toenails are black. Rasputin says I must be a runner :-)
Rasputin and I talked briefly about the redwood forest This turned into a July roadtrip, with a convenient half marathon on the way in Oregon.
And this is why I am smitten. He indulges my need to see everything.
I have nothing to say about Boston that has not already been said. I do know each step I want to stop on my runs is now null and void. I have been given a gift. I will not neglect the beauty of this gift.
It’s unfortunate that it sometimes takes tragedy to build a little perspective. To help up remember how fortunate we are. How blessed we are. How every step is a gift we have been given. How every step is uncertain, and still we choose to continue, to press on, to push for something greater. The end is never a promise, but I’ll still step out with the hope and expectation that I’ll get there.
Because every single step I take in every single run is gift I hope to never take for granted. Because it marks my capability to push on.
Today was the longest run I’ve done yet in my super minimalist merrell shoes. I honestly love them, especially now that I’m getting past that initial transition where my calves just ached all the time. I hope to run many many miles in these shoes. I love how light they are. And I love how I can feel my feet on the ground. It makes running all the better, in my opinion. Thanks Rasputin, for the suggestion.
4 miles: 42 minutes.
So I thought it was time to make a good goal list of what I want to accomplish with my running now that the weather is improving.
Right now I am running 3 days a week, but am about to increase it to 5. I’ve decided I really enjoy running the most, so it is my primary form of exercise and release. I am loving having Rasputin, who runs also. He is so helpful to bounce ideas off of, race goals, and to, of course, run with. It’s sweet his thoughtfulness and concern.
I feel slightly disturbed that the skin on the balls of my feet has just decided to come off. Running problems.
The merrells I have been stalking just went even more on sale on amazon in my size. That in conjunction with a lingering gift card I have would mean I could get them for 45 dollars. How could I not!?
I really just want registration for my marathon to open up! Running 26.2 miles just for the 3 miles at the beginning through a dark tunnel is reasonable, right?
I haven’t been running too much since starting insanity. But, with my decision to start pursuing a marathon training plan I’m beginning to pick my miles back up. Because I have been enjoying the challenge of insanity I haven’t noticed the funk not running was giving me. This last week, albeit exhausting, has been wonderful with my running back on the table.
Running does something for me that nothing else does. I need my miles. I need that peace in me. I guess for that reason alone I identify as a runner. Even if I am exhausted for the next 6 weeks. Even if it is just a few miles a week. I need them.
If I started adding a mile a week, with plenty of regression weeks…I would be ready for the July tunnel marathon with time to spare. That doesn’t sound unbearable. That sounds completely doable. I need to think about this.
(And by that, we all know that if I am thinking out training and logistics I’ve already made my heart up. And just need to get my brain on board.)