Today’s run was only 3.1 miles. It definitely wasn’t my fastest or strongest run, but it got the heart pumping and the blood circulating so that’s good. Let’s call today’s run “warm up” for the week, shall we?
It was also my first time to try out some new stuff I bought. I finally got an armband for the phone and a water bottle, as well, to bring along. Maybe, since I was adjusting to it, I couldn’t get myself to run the miles I projected. Sigh, maybe I should stick with the belt bag for the race on Sunday and just train holding these after that? We’ll see. I’m planning to run either tomorrow again or on Thursday. I just don’t want my legs to get used to the couch again.
Some good news though is that I actually logged in 43.7 miles already for the month. I was surprised with this, as well, as it is just a little below half of my total number (116.3 miles since June). When August started, my 2 friends pressured me to add them on my Nike app, so we “motivate” each other to run. I didn’t want to add them since I hate competition and pressure during training (that’s just how I function). I remember being “forced” to add them and find myself at the bottom of the list when we started. Today, I am literally miles ahead of them. Way to go Kat!
I’m a bit nervous and excited about Sunday. Hopefully the last few training sessions will fare better and will be good warm up sessions for my first race.