Instead of saying what I should have done this week and how I didn’t do exactly that, I think it’s really only worth saying what I actually did. Otherwise, I won’t realize how much I actually did and just beat myself up about it!
Monday: Making up for missing the long run on Sunday… I did the big loop plus a little extra so it was almost 3.5 miles. I got nervous about getting home with enough time before I had to leave otherwise I think I would have gone further.
Tuesday: Pretty much the same thing as Monday.
Wednesday: Nothing… Figured I would rest up so the plantar fasciitis didn’t get worse. I was also starting to feel sick so it was good to take it easy for that too.
Thursday: Did the big loop again. I added a little to the loop again but this time I added it earlier on, in a spot I haven’t run yet. It was nice having the add-on earlier because it made the rest seem shorter.
Sunday: I ran the 5 mile loop with my sister! My phone is completely dead at this point so I had no music. I haven’t gone for a real run with Teresa yet so it was interesting. She likes to push when going up hill to keep up her momentum but I like to take it easier so I don’t have any asthma. We were able to stay pretty even for most of it but towards the end I had to back off. I also didn’t eat enough before the run and had to walk the last mile. Afterwards, I made sure to stretch really well and now I feel pretty good. I’m a little nervous for this week coming up as the mileage increases again.
This week I did a good job of not trying to go too fast. Keeping my pace steadier let me run for longer without walking. I want to keep that up next week. I also need to focus on the strength training this week. If I plan out tonight exactly what I am going to do this week I will be more likely to stick to it!
Another week down, and that much closer! It wasn’t my best week but I got it done and I’m moving on to the next one.
***Now that I just reread this before posting it, I have to say it is a week worth being proud of. I think this week was my highest mileage ever and did my longest run ever for the second time. Negative feeling=gone.