It is funny how you forget how much it sucks to get back into shape. I was in shape for 9 years of my life. I used to be able to run with my eyes closed. For real, lol. During the summer when I used to train I used to have to get up early in the morning to get my run in. I lived out in the country and the only cars/tractors that were ever on our road were family members or neighboring farmers. Anyways, I am not a super up and at them morning person and I used to have to drag myself out of bed. To help get my butt out the door I would sleep in my running clothes and put my shoes by my bed so I could just slip them on and go. Once I got out to the road I was still super tired and would run with my eyes closed for as long as I could. I used to see how far I could get before giving in and opening them. lol. Those were the good old days. Now I am just worried about how I will feel every time I step onto the pavement.
To get back into shape I would tell my friends and family it takes 3 good weeks of consistent training. After three full weeks of training you should feel good. Well most of my family members couldn’t make it past the three-week training part and always just came to the conclusion that running sucks and that it hurts. That is where I am at right now, even though I know better so I keep pushing on.
Last week I started off great. I ran on Monday. Alleluia. I even ran 4 miles. The farthest I have run in years. So here were my workouts for last week and things I need to improve on for this week.
Monday- 4 miles
Tuesday- 2 painful miles
Wednesday- 3 miles
Thursday-0 Napped instead
Saturday- 2 easy miles with the hubby
I started off really good. Even one of my runs was brutal. It was so hot, I couldn’t get a good rhythm and was just thankful when I was done. By the end of the week I wasn’t feeling the best. I was super tired and upped my vitamin C. Travis had a cold earlier in the week and I was afraid I was going to get it. So I ended up not running that day or the next. Does anyone know if it is good to run when you are coming down with a cold? I have heard both ways. I have heard it can help you clear some of the yucky stuff out and help you feel better. I have also heard that it can drain you out and make you feel worse. By Saturday, I was feeling better and got up right away and went running. It was really nice to run in the morning, the heat hadn’t arrived yet, and I was also done for the day. The only hard thing I have about running in the morning is that I can’t eat before I run and when I wake up I am starving. Usually the first thing I do when I wake up is eat a protein bar. Probably not a good habit I have started I should probably switch that to running instead. Sunday I was planning on running and getting 5 days of running in last week, but I had a little too much fun at the wedding on Saturday night and running was the last thing on my mind on Sunday. So here we are to another week. Even though running doesn’t always feel the best when I am out there it always feels so good when I am done. No matter how terrible the run was, I am always happy that I did it and usually feel really good after. Here are a couple of goals I am going to work on for this next week. I want to run 5 days for sure this week and I would love to average 3 miles a day.
Also, I am trying to find a good running app. What is your favorite running app?