Not So Fun Runs


Today’s long run was particularly difficult.  For one, I think that I ate too much breakfast before heading out (I usually stick to one whole grain waffle with a little peanut butter, but I chose two instead).  My stomach was churning for a bit at the beginning.  I also chose a hillier route than usual; although, I am beginning to think all the trails are hilly around the northern Virginia area.  Eventually, I did get into a rhythm and a light rain shower that started around mile four was refreshing.  Later though my knees were bothering me.  I realize the knee problem kicks in with distances over ten miles.  It may be time to invest in a new pair of shoes.   

I realize this is a post about complaints but I did not have anything better to write about.  The rest of the day was delightful hanging out with some friends at the driving range.  But moral of the story–the run is complete and it did get better towards the end (minus the knee pain) once I got into a good stride.  I’m a little off the pace I wanted but it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of my training plan.  

Here are today’s stats:  12 miles, 1:53:16 (9:26 pace), 1,421 calories

Week 2 Recap (8/7-8/13):  3 days of running totalling 22 miles, 1 cross training day (including weights)

 

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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2 Responses to Not So Fun Runs

  1. Jill says:

    I am so amazed that you are logging all these miles, keeping up with your stats, and *enjoying* it all. It’s so wonderful to find something you love. I hope you stay healthy and keep finding joy in the journey!

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