Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Week 2 Day 2

Wow, I thought this wouldn't be so hard, at least for the first few miles...I've done this before. But I think from having some time off, I've had a hard time getting up to where I was before. It's a little disappointing, but I'm hanging in there. Like I said, I'm going to do my best to run as much as I can of the 1/2 marathon, but I'm sure I'll be walking some.

Today I went out of my comfort zone and tried a different route. A big challenge....7000 S. A friend told me yesterday to give it a try and just run it. She gave me a few tips, said to start off with an Ibuprophen before and one after (which I have yet to take...maybe I don't need one?). Then, go all the way down 7000 to Grizzly Way and back (which is 3 miles), but on the way back, from 5600 to the first fire hydrant to sprint. So, I decided I'd try. The way down to Grizzly was great, it wasn't too difficult and it felt so good. I turned around at Grizzly and just that slight incline started making a difference and it got harder. I ran up to the pasture and ran/walked alternating from lightpost to lightpost. Then at the first lightpost after 5600 W., I sprinted to the next lightpost! Wow! That was tough! But I did it! I was trying for the fire hydrant, but couldn't quite get there. I was pleased with myself that I did that much! Then the rest of the way up 7000, I walked. It was a BEAST! UGH! I am going to work on trying to run it, but I think I need to work on distance more. So, we'll have to see. I'm thinking I did pretty good today.


  1. I never did the Ibuprophen thing. I had lots of people tell me to try different things like that. I have a friend that's mentored me a lot. She's run over 40 marathons and is a nurse. Her advice on that? Don't take Ibuprophen before a run. You don't want to shut out the body trying to tell you that you're on the path to a serious injury. Infact try not to take in too many of those "aids" that people suggest. They're not natural and not always good for your body in the long run. Bananas are a good natural must and water water water.
    You're doing well, keep it up! Soon you'll be running up 7000S no problem! Give me a call, I'll come run with ya some time. No pressure for speed, just going the distance! I'd love to help you.

  2. Also if you ever wanna come run out here, you're welcome to call me to run here too! We've got some great running trails out here in DB. Of course you'd know that, Miss REALTOR!