Mileage Recap ~ 21 – 27 July It Only Hurts When I Stop

Another week down and July is quickly coming to a close.  My week started off tired and I felt sluggish.  I began with three miles at the base track which seemed more of a chore than fun.  I love getting a quick run in at lunch ~ it’s a nice break-up of the day.  When I come back to the office I’m ready for the rest of the day.  I had to run/walk these miles, I admit.  I was just tired.  While running I began to feel a slight pull in my left calf increasing.  I’ve been feeling this for a while, nothing serious until….Thursday.

I started my Thursday run normally, meaning no pains or aches and went the normal neighborhood route.  Two miles in and a couple of hills later my calf said “oh no you don’t”.  I had just passed a couple walking on the road when the pain began and I stopped shortly thereafter to regroup.  You want to know what was going through my mind?  Sure you do, I thought…..the couple probably thought I had to stop because the hill was too much for me.  I guess in retrospect it was because my calf was hurting and I…uh stopped.  I know…yes I know…sigh.  I walked a few hundred yards then picked it back up.  It only hurt when stopped and I was able to finish my run.  I paid for it when I got home:)

Sunday was a better day.  Took the bike out and increased my mileage to 20.38.  I felt good and pace average was 4:46.  It was a beautiful day on the bike trail and everyone was out taking advantage of the morning.  Total mileage = 28.23 for the week.  I appreciate every step on the pavement and every rotation of the pedal, the pain is only temporary and hurts, at times, when I stop.  Happy Miles to You.


Mileage Recap ~ 7 – 20 July

I get disappointed sometimes when I expect to complete more miles and realize that okay, I’m only going to be able to do my best and get in what I can.  Learn to let it go. (Isn’t that a song?) That’s hard for type As you know.  There will be good weeks and weeks where I have to just accept it is what it is the number that is.  I always look for the positive and yes, there is a positive.  The bursitis in the right hip is on the mend and I actually ran more in the last couple weeks than I’ve run in a while.  That is good, but boy can I feel it in my stamina, or should I say lack thereof.  As most of you runners can attest, dropping down the mileage for a while then trying to ramp it back up can be a little challenging.  Gradual steps I guess.  I was able to run four times with my longest run around 4.66 miles this evening.

This weekend was a yoga training weekend, so that means I was tired.  Came home this evening, got some stuff done and wanted to make sure I got in a run.  Today’s run started out good but I can’t lie I wanted to walk a bit around mile 2 and the hills were kicking my butt.  I can only speak for myself but running is very mental.  You know those crazy talks you have with yourself…”well if I just get to the top of this hill I’ll only walk for about 100 yards”….uh huh.  Or maybe you start noticing every malady that arises.  Leg pain, why did I wear these earrings that keep hitting my ear buds (really annoying) and of course the stomach pain (where’s the bathroom?).  Anyway, I’m happy to say I pulled through it and finished, without the walking.

Miles completed = 15.74 running.  Accepting happily 9,909.03 remaining.  Happy Miles to you.

Mileage Recap ~ 30 June – 6 July

4th of July in the Midwest was absolutely beautiful.  I can only imagine that weather in heaven would be just as good.  I know the weather on the East coast wasn’t so great, but I hope everyone was able to put in some good mileage.

June mileage = 62.49.  Down a bit from last month.

Yoga continues to take up a great bit of my time on the weekend.  As I get closer to my certification I’ve been getting together with some of my work buddies and teaching them a few moves to get ready for my test in October.  It’s funny trying to teach that yoga “flow” is a lot harder than it looks.  I’m still having a great time and can’t wait to complete the training.

I was happy that I was able to start running again ~ not much, but little bits.  I’m slowly getting back into it while taking care of my bursitis in my right hip.  I also discovered some joint tea from Yogi, love the taste and thought I would get it a try.

My first run for July was 4.65 miles and pain-free.  I will continue to scrap at it.  Sunday was my long bike ride.  The husband and I rode on the metro bike trail for about 14.36 miles.  It is a combination of flat and some light hills.  It’s nice when you don’t feel like dealing with traffic for your entire ride.

Total mileage since last update = 21.21 miles.  Total mileage completed 1,390.23 and 9,924.77 outstandingly remaining.  Happy miles to you.