Monday, June 25, 2012
Today it was just 3 miles, but during that 3 miles, I thought about everything that will effect my body; nutrition, cross training, physical therapy, orthodics and *cringe* new shoes. I've decided that since I haven't run any serious distance since RnR DC, I'm not going to worry too much about my pace, just the mileage. I'm going for slow and steady this time around...which right now just means slow. When the Garmin beeped that I had completed the first mile at 11:24, I'd say "ugh", but my first mile is my warm-up, so it's always very slow. I picked it up, hit my stride and busted out the next 2 miles with no problem. I came home, stretched (yes, I am stretching after my runs now), elevated and iced. I'm treating my ligaments as nicely as possible this time around and I'm taking no chances. I will enjoy the Wild Half, and I will be ready to beat my RnR Philly time in September.
As I sit down tonight and ice again, I'm thinking, it's only 3 miles, and that's pretty much what my runs have been for the last few weeks, but it did feel good to know that this 3 miles is just the beginning of my 13.1.
|Yep, frozen peas...And, yes, I realize that I need a pedicure.|