Saturday, May 1, 2010

Great start and great finish to the week!

I started the week off great and ended it great. Thursday and Friday weren't so great though. I was dealing with a little stress, and resorted back to old habits... the good ol' comfort of food. Of course, I regretted it and ended up feeling miserable as usual... BUT, I got up this morning and it was an absolutely gorgeous day. So, I headed out for a walk/run. I ended up running 7 miles and walking 3. It felt GREAT! Lesson... when stressed DON'T go running to comfort food, GO RUNNING!!! :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

3 days in a row running, phew!

I typically try to not run 3 days in a row, but have a cross training day in between. However, the weather forecast this week caused me to change my plan and I did 4 miles Monday, 6 miles yesterday, and 3 miles today... after doing 7 miles on Saturday. It felt great to push myself to do this, plus the weather the past few days has been wonderful, however, my body is telling me it is ready for a break. So, tomorrow I will hit the gym for cross training and strength training. Considering it is supposed to storm that will work out great! It's hard to imagine running over 20 miles at ONE time after doing it in a span of 5 days. Right now that seems overwhelming, so I guess I'll just not think about that. One day at a time... one run at a time...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another BEAUTIFUL day!

Wow, what a beautiful evening. I got done with work today and it was 60 degrees, perfectly blue sky, very little wind. I lathered up with some sunscreen and headed out. Since the weather forecast calls for storms on Thursday and Friday I decided to knock out my long run today and do cross training and strength training later in the week when it's stormy out. So, I got my 6 mile run in today. It was really pushing it since I had done 7 miles on Saturday and 4 miles yesterday, but I did it! It felt great!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Week 3 starting off great!

Week 3 began today and I am feeling SO much better after my sinus and ear infection last week! A week on antibiotics and getting lots of rest went a long way! I took advantage of a nice cool, not too breezy day today and knocked out 4 miles. I was emotionally drained today and really needed to just get out there and pound the pavement. It felt AWESOME to get out there and get this week off to such a great start. There's really nothing like the endorphin high of a good run!