day 2

I was sore yesterday, and it got worse over the course of the day, and I’m dealing with a cranky puppy and a lot of transition stress from Seth moving in.  Plus, we decided to run at 6:30 this morning because our schedules did not allow us to run this evening.  And I woke up with the beginnings of a cold.  So I was definitely not looking forward to this one.

Today was another 27/3 day.  Sammi ended up coming on her own because Jamie, the soundest sleeper alive, didn’t wake up despite an alarm and several phone calls and texts.  So we had to leave without her.  We got to the trail and it was still kind of dim and we wondered if it was a bad idea, but we went ahead and got started.

I forgot to use my inhaler again.  Oops.  And ugh, I thought that last minute was going to literally kill me.  I was wheezing like an accordion by the time I was done.  But the trail was quiet and peaceful, and dawn was just breaking, and we saw only a couple of people and one deer who strolled right in front of us as we walked.  It was good for my mental state, I think, being out in the cool quiet as the sun came up.

We did our 9/1 interval three times, then walked the additional distance back again.  Today we went further in less time than on Tuesday’s outing – about 2.25 miles in 41 minutes.  Our next training session is supposed to be Sunday but we had to switch to Saturday this time.  And Seth and I are going to Riverside Runners on Saturday so I can get some Superfeet inserts.  My arches hurt and the outsides of my feet and toes are going numb by the time we finish.

Next time I really need to remember to use the inhaler ahead of time.  But I like to pretend I don’t have asthma.


#1 Katharine on 03.25.10 at 5:54 pm

I read the day 1 post and was going to suggest Riverside Runners, but DUDE! YOU’RE ALREADY THERE! I was surprised at the difference it made when I actually got fitted for shoes there.

#2 Kristen on 03.25.10 at 6:12 pm

You can totally do this! I am a new-ish runner and while I don’t LOVE running, I do love seeing how far I can push myself.

A year ago I was extremely out of shape and hadn’t worked out regularly in years. I joined an amazing gym that changed my life and how I look at working out. At the gym I run on the treadmill doing HIIT, which is great but does not build endurance. This spring I decided to do a 10 mile race (on 5/2) and have been training for the last month. And, well, there is nothing like progress to keep you moving forward. I can now run 4 miles in under 40 min fairly easily. I’m still scared of 10, but I know I can do it.

And I know you can do it, too. You’ll surprise yourself and I bet you’re running 4 miles by the time summer starts and you will blow the race away!!!

Good for you and you CAN do this!