Monday I ran 3 Miles!!!!
Woo Hoo for a Healthy
Monday morning, you should have seen the grin on my face as I laced up my Brooks running shoes and set off to the gym to tackle a few miles. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was that my foot was miraculously feeling well enough to attempt to run on it. Monday was going to be the first time I’ve ran since the sprain, so I thought the treadmill would be the best way to ease back into a routine. I took it really slow and let the speed creep up gradually. I started with just 10 minutes of walking at a slight incline, then took it down to flat and began slowly adding speed. I peaked at 6.5 mph because I didn’t want to push my luck, but I felt really good the entire time. I didn’t experience any discomfort or pain, so that means that I’M BACK!!!! I ran/walked for 3 miles and would have loved to have gone for longer, but the responsible adult inside my head encouraged me to stop there and cap off the hour with some cycling instead. So you know what that means???? I’ll be good as gravy for NorthCal Ragnar!!!! I cannot wait to get that tattoo back on my leg. (don’t worry mom, it’s a temporary tat)
Speaking of Ragnar, I’ve got my hands full for the next week while I prepare everything for our traveling arrangements and packing. The one thing I don’t like about race-style vacations is the anxiety I get from packing and preparations. I’m always worried that I’m going to forget something so important. Thankfully, I have this guest post from Raffi that I can reference while I gather my gear together. Being the team captain for this relay, I’ve got the responsibility of printing and organizing our race “bibles” and paperwork, along with coordinating our economy van rental pickups and hotel arrangements. There’s twelve of us on our team, plus two tag-a-longs (my husband and our friend Meghan), so that’s a lot of people to coordinate information and details to for traveling and race requirements. When it all comes down to it, it’s going to be an absolutely fun weekend. We have our wine tours and tastings set up already for the days after the race. Luckily, we were able to get a group tasting at one of my favorite wineries. That is going to be a really nice treat for this gal here. Not to mention, I’ll be tasting it with some of my favorite people on the planet.
In the next following days, I’m trying to maximize my fitness schedule as best I can. I know I just started running again, but I plan to tackle at least 6 miles this weekend, I’d like to get up to 8 if I’m feeling strong. I know that the stamina is still there, I just want to keep myself safe and not risk injury by pushing forward too soon. I’m waiting to hear back from my coach to see what she recommends as far as a safe mileage. I’m just too excited to sit and wait…….
Have you ever been so excited to get back to your training?