Hi there! It’s Day 3 of our little Challenge over here and I have to say I feel freakin fantastic. It’s amazing what a little healthy eating and exercise will do for you.
This also means that I have run 3 days in a row. What? Yes! It’s a record. I’ve decided that this week I am just going to run (well, walk/run) without any sort of structure or anything like that. Run when I want to run, for as long as I feel like. Maybe next week I’ll put a little more rigor around it with intervals and stuff. Or maybe not.
I think I’ve decided that next week I want to incorporate T25 into the routine. So maybe run two or three days and T25 two or three days. I don’t know. I don’t want to think too much about it, or schedule too much, because that always backfires on me. I’m doing good right now, I just need to keep it up.
I’ve noticed a couple of things with my running this week that I probably need to correct if I’m going to keep at this.
- I’m running too fast. This is actually a comical sentence because we all know I run SO SLOW. But I’m running too fast for me and I need to fix this because I get tired fast and then I walk.
- I need to strengthen my lower back. My lower back has been hurting when I run/walk and I know it’s because I am (for some reason) sticking my butt out as I run. I need to zip it all up. How? Building core strength strengthens the lower back, so Pilates, here I come.
- I’m dragging my foot. This is normal for me, but it feels so exaggerated this go round. Like I feel like I am literally dragging my left leg around with me around the neighborhood.
- I need new shoes. I’ve had these shoes for about a year. Granted, I haven’t bene running in them much, but today I ran through a puddle and my sock got wet, which means I have a hole in the toe of my shoe. Common occurrence (see the last bullet point).
Even with these factors thrown into the mix, I’m still super happy that I am back outside in the mornings running around. It feel so great! YAY!
And with my new found excitement about running I went to register for the Disney 10K that is happening during the WDW Marathon weekend in January (yes, January). Pre-registration for Disney annual passholders went on sale yesterday at noon. I logged on at 1:30 and …
SO FREAKING AGGRAVATED. Can I officially say it? I am DONE with Disney races. Registration only aggravates me to the point of insanery. UGH! It’s pre-registration! An hour and a half into pre-registration and it sold out? Are you kidding? DONE.
Anyway, that’s my story. 3 days in, I feel great, I’m running, I’m on track. I just hope it lasts...
How about you … How are you feeling?