This past week I ran more miles than I have since mid-July. Some of these miles seem small compared to what I am used to running, but when I consider than I haven’t ran 5 days in a week in two months, I am grateful and feeling like myself again. Today’s long run was difficult. I am so out of shape, but I knew I just had to get it done. I put one foot in front of the other and held on for just over 13 miles WITHOUT music. My pace was slow for me. Keep in mind everyone runs a different pace. My slow might be your fast, and my fast might be your slow; the point-we all know how it feels when we run “our” slower than slowest pace. Today was about being mentally tough.
I feel surprisingly good tonight and my ankle is only moderately sore. I think it had something to do with the awesome juice we made in our juicer after our runs. The juice had 6 oranges, 4 apples, half a big bag of carrots, a lemon, 2 cups of blueberries, 2 cups of raspberries. The result=awesome!
This past week looked like this:
Monday-2.5 miles at cross country practice
Wednesday-3 miles at cross country practice + 6.25 miles on my own=9.25 miles
Thursday-1.5 miles at cross country
Friday-5 miles at cross country (in the 90 heat)
Sunday-13.13 miles (First run this long in 9 weeks!)
Total Weekly Miles=31.45
6 days to Big Cottonwood Marathon!!