Yay!! My first week of training for Run the Bluegrass is complete! I know I don’t move as much as some of you (probably all of you) but I pulled down a solid 6.46 miles this week. Pretty great for not having legitimately run since October. I’ve been making sure to only run the mileage that’s laid out in my training plan (all whole numbers), any additional that you see is from walking back and cooling down. So far it’s gone really well and I’m very pleased with my progress.
One of my lovely friends from college has also decided that she’s going to do the Run the Bluegrass race and I’m so friggin excited about it. She’s coming down from Indiana – and it’s a great excuse to spend time with each other. She’s running the half though, and I’m a weenie running the 7 mile rookie race, but we’ll still be out there together!
Today was not a great run. I can always tell when I’m not having a great run because no song on my playlist seems to work. When I’m having a good run it doesn’t matter what is playing because I’m cruising and having a good time. But today I kept skipping song after song, and then I would only listen to a minute or so before I got bored with it. But it’s alright. I just kept my head up, kept breathing and trotted along.
I also had a great time with the foam roller today. Recently I’ve just been targeting my calves but today I did calves, quads, IT bands, and glutes. I did ten rolls on each area on each leg x 2. And then I think I threw some extra calf rolls in for good measure.
I also thought of another great commercial (series) to share as a parting gift. Enjoy.