Life seems back to normal. I took Wednesday off from running as I had already run 6 times in 6 days, so I figured it would be wise to let my body heal.
Yesterday I went out to run 4 miles and achieved my goal.
I must admit I am itching to get higher mileage in, but my head tells me to hold off. I get twinges of pain in my hip about every 100 meters or so. Once I can run 4 miles pain free, I’ll begin to up my mileage. My plan is to concentrate on running well, pay attention to my form and run slowly. Oh yeah, and DON’T GET HURT.
I must say one of my biggest motivations to stay healthy is not wanting to walk 3 miles a day anymore. However every time I read everyone’s race recaps and think… I could do that… Then I think… 4 miles a day.
I love racing. It makes running worth the pain and aggravation. But I know I’ll never get back to racing until I get better.
Oh, did I mention I have a 5K with TJ a week from Saturday? No, I’m not kidding. It is the Red Shoe Run, a race TJ and I raced in last year and I really enjoyed. My plan is to run to feel and not to place. I know I can run 8:30 for 3 miles and be fine. I also know that if I run 7:00 for 3 miles, I’ll be walking for another month. I just hope my competitiveness stays away. I think I have a good grasp on being wise and not overdoing it right now, so I think I’ll be fine.
Maybe @bigbiggeek could run it and I could pace him. That would help. TJ will be out in front as usual. I can’t wait to see how he does.
Have an awesome weekend and stay healthy!!!