I’m Succumbing..

To what?

This running culture.

I keep track of how far I run.

I set little goals for myself every time I go out.

I don’t run with one App, I now run with two.

I take a picture at the end of my run and add the stats at the bottom.  Like this, today:

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Yikes! The thighs need some work 😉

Speaking of my run today — I’m pretty sure it was my first sub-30 minute 4K and my first real tempo run.  After the first 5-10 minutes and the first hill, I lengthened my stride and started feeling my quads burning. I made sure to keep the pace up to build up the lactic acid, and I think I did a pretty decent job, all things considered (the ankle injury is better, but then I got a nasty left shin splint and now the hamstrings are tight).

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I haven’t run a marathon, or a half, or even a 10K.  I will probably never enter a race;  I don’t feel the need to.

But I still think I’m a runner.

My First 5K Tempo Run

Day 30 – January Daily Blog Posting Month

Are ya sick of my running posts?  Well, too bad, ‘cuz here comes another one.

It was a beautiful day today, the sun was shining, I was wearing my new clothes and I felt like I could go for another run.  So, once the baby was down for a nap, I suited up and off I went.

I had a route in mind and hoped I could do a solid, non-stop run with no walking intervals.  Well, not only did I run non-stop, I also ran 5 km NON-STOP!  I did it in just over 38 minutes and I feel amazing.  My Achilles tendons ache a bit but I pushed through it.  I have never run 5km non-stop.

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At least I know now that I could run 5km straight in a zombie apocalypse.  But after that?  I’d probably get eaten.