Happy Monday! I’m on an endorphin high this morning. I ran. I didn’t want to when the alarm first went off, but I went anyway and I’m super glad I did.
I feel like I am making really slow progress on the running thing. I’m still not running as long as I’d like during my running intervals (still not timing them, but I feel like I’m walking more than I should be running), but I know that it will come with time. Gotta build it up. This got me thinking about when I first started running – did I go through this? How did I work myself up to running longer and farther? I can’t remember. All I know is I just gotta keep doing what I’m doing and build on each outing. No matter what I do, walk or run, it feels good to be out in the fresh air in the morning.
I mentioned yesterday that Amanda and I signed up for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler this weekend. Super exciting! And a little nerve wracking for said reasons above. Will I be able to run it (or a majority of it)? I really hope so. Thankfully there’s like 24 weeks until the big day, so I think I can get there. I may need to enlist in a training plan though. Maybe a Hal Higdon? I saw a half marathon training plan in Women’s Running that only had me running 3 days a week. I like the sound of that. I’ll have to do some research.
Outside of my running this morning, there’s nothing new and exciting to report on. I did 2 miles this morning, a (very) mini Pilates routine and some push-ups. My lower back still hurts when I wake up in the morning, and during my run, so I’m trying to strengthen the core more. I still think it’s our old old mattress wreaking havoc on my back, but who knows. We need a new bed – it’s time.
Alright, that’s it for me. Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
Questions for you …
- Any secrets to building up running stamina?
- What did you do this weekend?