Just thought I'd throw in some eye candy on today's blog! I live pretty close to a glacier and just went out there for a walk with my baby sis and our kids. Good times!
Well, I pulled up my blog and I noticed 99 days left on the count down! 99 days?!? Which leads me to my run last night. I felt an overwhelming surge of accomplishment over the fact that I even went and did it. I was sure trying to talk myself out of it with excuses galor.....too tired, it's too late, I'll make it up on the rest of the days, I ate a small piece of dessert too close to running and I may get an upset stomach....it went on and on. I sounded like Sybil in my head! I finally went at 8:45. I once again was crazy with my pace and wasn't consistent and then had to walk a lot. I had some crazy left shin/calf pain and after thr run some cramping. All this said, I didn't let it get to me. I kept on repeating my goal which is to finish the marathon. If I have to walk or even crawl some of it I WILL be finishing 26.2 miles. So I decided that even if I didin't run the whole 4 miles, I was still getting in the mileage. I
walked hobbled away from that run feeling pretty darn good about myself. And hello?!?!? What a marvel icing is! My left leg wasn't liking me too much and my calves were not pleased with me either. I've always figured I wasn't a candidate for icing until I ran over 8 miles at the very least. The icing felt fabulous along with the stretches and wouldn't you know, I didn't wake up as sore as I thought I'd be, especially in that left calf.
Today is a three mile scheduled and my goal for today is to run at a consistent pace and not be so sprint-happy. Slow and steady, right? I'd like to stay at 5.0 - 5.2 on tonight's run. I'll check back in later and let you know how it went. I'm feeling pretty sassy about tonight's run. Not only did I go on an online shopping spree, I stopped at the local outdoor enthusiast store and bought a foam roller and then I bought a light blue moisture wicking short sleeve shirt. Can't wait to try it on tonights run.