Happy Monday friends! I’m usually not too happy on Mondays, but I am happy about my running last week and I feel like I’m almost out of the woods with this IT Band injury. I’ve been very cautiously building my mileage back up over the past 2-3 weeks, and I think I’m finally getting back to normal. I haven’t had any painful running, just a little bit of tightness that can easily be stretched out. I still haven’t decided if I am going to run Richmond or defer my entry, but I’m being optimistic at the moment.
So, here’s how things went last week:
Monday: 5 miles, 9:00 pace
Tuesday: 3 miles, 8:50 pace
Thursday: 5 miles, 9:20 pace
Saturday: 10 miles, 9:20 pace
Total: 23 miles
I don’t see the point in trying to run any faster than 9:00 pace. A lot of the time I realize I’m running too fast and I have to make myself slow down. My goal here is to run Richmond and finish it, so I’m focusing 100% of my energy on building miles, not running fast.
Someone else is very excited that her mom is running again… She did my three shorter runs with me last week and is loving the cooler fall weather. I think she was kind of mad at me while I was injured, but she’s back to loving me again. Every time I put my shoes on she goes absolutely nuts. It’s hard to say no to her sweet face…
She also loves post run recovery snacks:
A lot of you have probably heard about the storms we had over the weekend in the Carolinas. We didn’t have anything too severe, but it was raining all weekend, so my 10 miler was done on the treadmill on Saturday. Sometimes I love the treadmill because I can run a steady pace and keep my run totally flat, but I would almost always rather run outside. Luckily I had a few episodes of Pretty Little Liars to keep me distracted.
Saturday night I was reunited with my girlfriends who I haven’t seen since my wedding
Speaking of my wedding, I’m going to do a full recap sometime next week. I can’t wait to share this day with you guys. I’m just waiting on all of our pictures from our photographer!
Do you love or hate the treadmill? What’s your longest treadmill run?