Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Running with a numb face.

So, today I ran with a numb face. I put off running and ended up having to run after the dentist. They put in my permanent crown today. Fun stuff....

There's one good thing about running with a numb face, you can't tell when your face gets cold. It was weird cause one side of my face was numb and the other wasn't so I couldn't tell if my face was really cold or not. Haha! I totally didn't want to go run today. I was insanely tired and all I wanted to do was sleep. I didn't want to go 7.5 miles and I really didn't want to run 2 of those miles at a 9:30 pace. But, guess what...I got dressed and got my butt moving right after getting home from the dentist, numb face and all. I started out trying out the whole run a mile walk a minute thing, but then I felt like I was cheating so I ran the rest of the time. After the first 9:30 mile I wanted to stop and walk, but I made myself keep on running. I'm glad I did. I always feel better and proud of myself when I run the whole time. Plus, I feel like I can't say I ran the whole thing when I walk sometimes. I know there's people out there that do the run, walk, run, walk thing...but I can't.

Here are my times:
Mile 1: 12.55
Mile 2: 12.12
Mile 3: 11.23
Mile 4: 9.31
Mile 5: 11.16
Mile 6: 9.21
Mile 7: 11.27
Mile 7.5: 5.32

I finished in 1.23.40! My fastest yet! :) I can't wait to be able to run all my miles under 10 minutes. I bet by June I'll be there. I actually felt pretty comfortable running at a 9:30 pace. I've found that I look at the ground WAAAAY too much when I run and when I'm running at a faster pace I get all tense in my shoulders. I tried hard today to relax when I found myself getting tense. It makes a difference when you're loose.

6 comments:

roadtola said...

I think posture has a lot to do with how well you feel on your runs. I read somewhere that you should hold your head up, and relax your shoulders - and this really works for me, especially on long runs. It almost gives me a lighter feeling. Keep up the good work - you'll get to under 10 min miles soon enough

Mama Roggia said...

Way to go daughter!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Congrats! Awesome run!

Teamarcia said...

Rock the house sista that's AWESOME! triple props to you for running:
a. in the cold
b. after the freaking dentist!
c. when you're tired
WTG!

Amy said...

You go girl!!! :D

daily mom said...

wow! running after your dentist appointment...you are such a strong woman and a very strong runner.