My BRF is out of town so I wasn't really sure if I was going to long run this past weekend. I still have flexibility in my schedule that I can skip a week here or there if I need to. I knew I was running a 5k on Sunday and really wanted to "try hard" for this so I didn't want to over do it on Saturday. I figured an easy 6 miles would be ok.
My newest running friend actually had asked me to join her if I wanted which thrilled me to death!! (My running friends are numbered as some still don't like me!!) She is a very SERIOUS runner/trainer (actually she does personal training in her home!) and follows a schedule like you are suppose to! I may try that one of these days LOL! Anyway she said she was doing 14 miles @ 11:15- 11:30 pace run/walk 3/1....that sounded perfect for my easy run. Unfortunately when Saturday came her back was messed up and wasn't sure if she could run but would try. Yeah we made it about 20 steps and she was in pain but she still wanted to walk. Sure I will walk too that's no problem with me!! Well she trains with "power walking" during her training just in case she needs to do it in a race. I am NOT experienced in power walking and barely experienced in running. I almost had to slow jog at times to keep up! She kept telling me I could go on and run but I enjoyed walking and talking and learning things about each other since we have just began running together! I still got in my 6 miles power walking (she completed her 14 power walking!!) with a 14 min overall pace! **Bad blogger moment- I meant to take our selfie and forgot!!**
Later that afternoon the hubs and I went to Sams Club just to have something to do that was cool and inside since it was 100° out. While we was in there I noticed that my legs was a little sore mostly in my upper thighs hamstrings and lower butt. Sunday morning I had a 5k to run.....OMG I was so sore I could barely get out of bed!! From power walking??!! Maybe I need to do that more often! The 5k wasn't so well for me but I was still ok with my time considering my soreness and how crazy humid it was (Sunday was the hottest day of the year thus far!!). First mile was the best and way to fast and in the last mile I just kinda gave up and didn't care anymore I did find two little girls to finish with they was cute and funny! 3.12 mi 31:44
For whatever reason this week I have done NOTHING for exercise! I am really trying not to stress over it and enjoy a short little break like I feel like my body is telling me I need!!
How do YOU take breaks from exercise/running? Do you feel like it HELPS?
RUN HAPPY :)
|Mindy & I|