Punch It!

You guys – I am so close to running a full fledged 5k. SO CLOSE. I ran 35 minutes this morning, plus about 5 minutes before and after for warmup and cooldown. I also made sure this morning to stretch out my legs and at least get some blood flowing in them before I stepped outside. I’m not sure if that was what made the difference, but I think this morning was the best my legs felt as far as muscle soreness. But boy oh boy do they get cramped up quick when I get home. I stretched a lot when I got home and after the shower I strapped some ice to my legs to start that process. I really think the ice is helping, even if this is what I look like on the way into work: Continue reading

Ease into Whaaaa?

Well hello there!! I’m here to tell you that I just completed 2.74 miles in 38 minutes – and I’m never running on a treadmill again! I swear, there’s no way I would have been able to go as far and as fast as I did if I had been inside. Plus it smells in there. Granted I haven’t bought any cold outside running garb yet, but I managed. Once I started running I was good to go anyway. Continue reading