Thursday, July 7, 2011
Running is Like a Box of Chocolates... You Never Know What You're Going to Get
We went to Bubba Gump's in Maui, and I watched Forrest Gump over the weekend so it's been on my mind. :) But I really do feel like running is sometimes a mystery -- that you never know what you're going to get. Some days feel great, some days your legs feel like lead, and even within a single run the miles can vary significantly.
Today's run was so many things for me: It was hot. My shins were sore. The hills were hard. But at times I really found my groove and felt like I could keep going for hours. My goal was to finish under an hour today, and I just made it! I wish my times were faster lately, but with the hills and heat I just can't seem to push the speed very much. I alternate a lot between running and walking. My pace when I'm running is consistently around 10:00 min/mile, and I'm happy with that. I'm mostly happy to just RUN regardless of pace, but I can't help but think about it at times.
Right now I'm sitting in the A/C icing my shins, and it feels goood. :) Happy Thursday!
Time: 59 minutes, 5 seconds
Miles this Week: 18
Miles this Month: 18