Thursday, April 8, 2010

8 miles before 6:30AM

Go me!! I got my 8 mile run in this morning! Little Miss A woke up at 4:00, I gave her a bottle, and figured I might as well get my run done early. While I was getting dressed my little bro, aka Trainer Adam, sent me a text at 4:28 saying, "Get up go run!" Great minds think alike, eh? :)

I thought I'd listen to something different this morning while running. I don't know about you, but if I listen to my ipod during every run it tends to lose it's effectiveness. So, rather than listen to the same old music I thought I'd take my mind off the running with Harry Potter book on tape. It was pretty cool. It kept my mind off of my pace and the distance I had to go. It felt like I was running just to run. The only thing it didn't keep my mind off of after mile 6 was the pain shooting from the top of my right butt cheek down to the top of my calf. It feels like a pinched nerve or a strained hamstring or something. Anyway, I think I went too fast after having 2 days off. Oh well, tomorrow I'll make sure to take it easy and on Saturday I'll go as far as I can go. Hopefully I can reach 16, but if not it's ok.

I'm proud of myself for getting out there and running this morning before anyone was up. I did see a lot more runners than usual today. Usually when I go this early there's maybe only 5 people, but I saw at least 10 people out running. It was kinda fun seeing everyone out there.

Today's a good day. I have a ton to do around the house before J comes home today, let's just hope I don't make things worse by going up and down the stairs a TON today. :)

7 comments:

bobbie said...

Great job!! I have slacked off since completing my first half marathon 2weeks ago and having a HARD time running again, reading posts like yours really helps!!
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TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You are a rockstar! I need to just get out of bed on those mornings when I randomly wake up at 4!

Erica said...

thats awesome!

H Love said...

Woo Hoo! Nice job!! Be careful with the shooting pain...that sounds very similar to my peroformis (totally spelled that wrong. It is the muscle the wraps around your butt cheek and can cause shooting pains down leg. You may google it or check it. The first time I had the shooting pain I ran through (with a little limping)....not a good idea.

Stay healthy...you are doing great!

Courtney said...

Rock on! I wish I could get out of bed that early in the morning to get my run in.

Robyn said...

Wow that's awesome!! Was it scary running practically in the middle of the night? I'm a baby when it comes to that stuff.

Cynthia O'H said...

Nice work. I love spring because it is so much easier to get up for those morning runs.