Well I did it y’all! I have successfully ran/walked/crawled an entire month without the use of my iPod!
Barbie pose! No…I don’t look like that:-/
Runs #’s 9 – 11 were fairly uneventful. I was getting a little worried because I wasn’t seeing as many beer cans or bottles on the side of the road, so I wasn’t sure to take this as a sign of the impending zombie apocalypse. But DON’T WORRY friends. Run #12 on Saturday proved that the zombie apocalypse is a long way off. I know what you’re thinking – yes they were light beer cans. But wait, there’s more! Someone apparently was trying to step it up a notch. Bringing just a bit of class to the empty discarded side-of-the-road beer can repertoire. That’s right…I saw…drumroll please…three bottles of Shock Top. So here, here! That’s stepping it up ol chum. Humanity is saved!
I will admit running without music was very freeing and wasn’t as bad as it sounds. I did it for two reasons. One, I felt a little sloppy and I wanted to pay attention to my body and running form for improvement. Sometimes when we listen to music while running we don’t concentrate on stride or breathing and become sloppy. The most important thing I took away was that I’m heavy on my feet. Meaning I tend to pound a bit. I don’t hear the pounding when I’m jamming, but I would feel it afterwards. I made a point to be lighter on my feet and that’s good.
Secondly, I just wanted to see if I could do it :). Woot woot!
My first week of Marathon training totaled 15.09. 10,608.91 miles happily remaining.
Total miles for August = 64.44.
Total miles for 2013 = 634.56
Total miles completed – 705.63
Monday – 3.01
Tuesday – 1:15 Yoga
Wednesday – 3.05
Thursday – 4.00 with 45 minutes of kettle bells
Saturday – 5.03
Run hard, run happy.