Sunday (running streak day 262): Ran the Maui Marathon with dear hubby and set a new PR for myself. Read more HERE.
|Nursing chafing & latex allergy|
Tuesday (running streak day 264): Once again, I didn't want to go to work but I did. Ran a slow barefoot mile on my treadmill in the afternoon. My pace was 14'45". Legs achier but felt good to run on them a bit to work out all the tightness and aches of going up and down stairs at work. And yep, I was annoyed enough by not being able to walk "normal" on steps so I counted them. There are 26.
Wednesday (running streak day 265): Did a slow barefoot mile on my treadmill in the afternoon. Legs still ached but felt "bouncier". My pace was 14'50". Got a massage later in the evening. P.S. I was able to walk "normal" on work steps. P.S.S. Had the post-marathon blues and grouchies emerging.
Thursday (running streak day 266): Feeling better day by day. Ran an easy mile at home and still running barefoot. I ran one minute at my normal pace and kept rest slower so my overall pace was 13'08".
Friday (running streak day 267): "Plugged" myself back into technology and laced up the shoes again. Ran 2.0 miles at home with overall pace of 11'21".
Saturday (running streak day 268): Ran 3.0 miles at home with overall pace of 11'27". Feeling good about myself and optimistic with my training and recovery. Dear hubby gave me a good, deep massage as legs still have aches.
|Running streak day 269|
Yesterday was a low point as I started doubting myself, my capabilities, and my ability to know what is best. All the naysayers were coming forward in my mind and I doubted all ability to run daily and run my third marathon in December. I was at a critical low point and was seriously contemplating ending my running streak. I posted such on Daily Mile and got overwhelming input and support from others. Needless to say, I appreciated each and every comment.
|Taped up w/ kinesiotape|
I took it easy and ran 3.01 miles with an overall pace of 9'58". I know this is my fastest this week but I wasn't running at an incline so that lets me go faster and still be taking it easy. And this is my target easy pace according to my training plan. And I ran what was on the plate for the day.
After doing a few necessary errands, like the car safety inspection and picking up more Epsom Salt, I returned home to be "lazy" and do 101 things from my couch. I am all caught up on all I need to do have have a couple of hours to myself before I need to pick up darling daughter and take her to swim.
|Post run hammie stretch|
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the comments I got on Daily Mile yesterday.Daily Affirmation: I know where to go for support when I start doubting myself.