(I promised my husband I would use that title. He is a huge How I Met Your Mother fan.) :)
Phew! As this title indicates, I have run five days this week! That equals to 16 miles! I am pretty confident in saying that that is the farthest I have ever run. I guess I played soccer in grade school but I was always so afraid. I think I was most afraid of pushing myself. When I ran to the point of exhaustion or light headedness, it used to scare me. I would start walking or quit, convincing myself that it wasn't safe or healthy. I can only hope that those days are over! I am in control for the first time in my life so I am telling myself no more excuses!
I did my first "long" run today. Since it is week 1, my "long" run was only 4 miles long. I completed it in good enough time. Just two problems:
#1 I now have a large blister on my pinky toe! Luckily, tomorrow is my rest day, but I am pretty confident it will still be there on Tuesday. Was it my plain cotton socks? Or was it my brand new shoes? I am a little frustrated at this. If anyone has any advice I would love it!
#2 I only ran the first 1 1/4 straight though. The rest of my run I alternated running and walking every two minutes. Is this pathetic? Am I even able to call it a run? My body sure feels like it got a work out so for now I am going to keep doing what I doing.