Yes, I reached the 2 mile mark. Not fast at all but I did reach it. I figure speed will come in time. For now I am just enjoying the ride.
I went to the doctors and he took me off one of my Blood Pressure medications with the stipulation that I have to check it a couple times a day, under stress and what not. So I know where it really is. So far we are still in the normal range so keep your hopes up!
Running is getting easier and days off are starting to bother me. It's hard to NOT run now. I even take walk breaks at work and walk about 1/4 mile 2 or 3 times a day. (can't be gone too long). The other day it rained so hard it turned into a 1/4 mile run :) I didn't even break a sweat and I wasn't breathing hard at all when I got back in the office.
I love my garmin, I love being able to see what I did and why I slowed down/sped up. I am keeping a pretty steady pace now as well. But I would like it to be faster but again, that will come in time. It's only been 7 weeks, I am running 2 miles, what more can I ask for. Yeah I know i could be going further but I don't want to risk another 3 years for it. I like not hurting all day :)
Just wanted to check in, will post more soon.....
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Wow week 6 is done. Wasn't as bad as I thought to be honest. My pace was a little slower but the heat is coming back and I over did it on the hills this week so my legs are sore.
I need to work on pacing and resting. I really hate taking a day off. I want to run all the time but I know I am not ready for that. Today though there will be no running cause we are visiting a college for my daughter. She is looking at a school in Columbus. She is looking at the school I am looking at how flat the campus is and how good it would be to run on. Am I sick or what?
Also, I bought my garmin finally! I just got it yesterday so I can't wait to try it out. Tomorrow starts week 7 no more walking all running all week. I would worry normally but I haven't had a day I couldn't do yet. So while I am getting faster, I am gaining distance again. That 5K can't come fast enough :)