Monday, June 30, 2014

Things I learned from my 5k a day challenge

While in theory a 5k should be 30 minute of exercise a day...easy.  Well....I believed in rest days prior and now I REALLY believe in them. Your body needs rest in order to push.

Compression sleeves/socks ROCK - I have worn them after running to help aid recovery.  At the beginning of the month I didn't wear them and my legs were feeling sluggish and after wearing them, they feel so much better.

Hydration...hydration...hydration.  Enough said.

Running in the early am is so much easier/ better than running later in the day.

Running everyday, means lots of extra laundry!  (and smelly laundry, too)

Running everyday provided me a stress relief.  I enjoyed it.  That said I am really looking forward to taking tomorrow off and then really getting into training for my half marathon the end of August. 

My last run this am...I just ran for fun, I didn't look at my time.  I ran fast without pushing too much.  I was actually pleased with my time.  I felt like I could have run further...but I didn't! :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Past half way

My challenge for June is to run a 5k everyday.  Thus far, I have completed that task.  Some days, I have run more, not less. 

As of last Saturday, I was at 49.8 miles. 

I cannot wait until July 1st.  I WILL be taking a much needed DOR.

I have been having issues with my right hip.  I swear sometimes I wonder about myself. I realized that my shoes are way over 300 miles.  Going to try my new shoes (that have been sitting in my room for a month or longer) today.  I am hopeful that will help my hip.

My legs feel fine, surprisingly. 

So far I have only bee on the treadmill once.  It was 94 with high humidity.  I didn't think that was smart for me or for Lillie. 

This weekend - Friday 5k
Saturday 8 miles
Sunday 5k

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Challenge

So, even though no one reads this blog and it is merely for my benefit. For the month of June I am going to attempt to run at least a 5k everyday.  Which means at the end of June, I should have run 90 miles.  I am hoping that I will hit 100 miles, but I will be happy with the 90.  I am also hoping that my time will get better and maybe a few pounds will get lost and not find their way back.

Jeff and I are also doing a 30 day Ab challenge.

June 1 - Done
June 2 - Done
June 3 - this afternoon