Today’s Workout – Easy Run
Total Mileage: 11.05 miles
Total Time: 1:46:59
Average Pace: 9:40 min/pace
I had an interview this morning and decided to opt out of getting up super early to run and wait until it was over.
I wish I had more positive news to report with the interview, but even though the job is good it is just not enough money to pay the bills. I was a little bit disappointed but it has only been about a week and a half since I lost my job so I am trying to stay positive.
I came home afterwards and decided to torture myself a little bit and run on our treadmill at home.
I wanted to test my mental toughness out a bit and I also I wasn’t sure how my hip would do so I wanted to give myself the option to stop at any point if I needed to.
I am also canceling my gym membership at the end of the month, so I want to slowly start teaching myself to run on the treadmill at home. This isn’t a forever thing, just until we figure out our budget and get some better income coming in.
I ended up going a total of 11.05 miles. I considered stopping at mile 3, 6, and 8 but I kept going and finished it out.
I didn’t run for just 6 minutes, my treadmill just resets itself after 99 minutes. I swear the first hour of a long treadmill run is the worst, after that it seems to go so much quicker.
A nice blurry picture of me stretching post run. I looked up some great new IT band stretches on Youtube last night and have done them several times today.
My hip is still hurting but I am just keeping at it with stretching and trying to get it loosened up. I THINK I have narrowed it down to my IT band but I am not 100% positive.
On more positive news, I am OFFICIALLY registered for a local 10k this Sunday!
I haven’t raced since my last marathon, and even though this is shorter I find that sometimes 5k and 10k distances are often harder because of how hard I push myself.
I have a goal in mind, but I don’t think I am ready to put it up on the blog. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself ahead of time, but don’t worry I will let you in on it soon enough
What is your next race? Do you set time goals for yourself during races?
TODAY is the LAST DAY to enter my PRO Compression Giveaway!! I will be selecting a winner tomorrow afternoon!