Last night, D, K and I went out for another training run. K said his legs were super sore from Sunday’s run and I realized we failed to do what you really should do after a run – stretch! Whoops. We’ll chalk that up as a “fail” for this impostor “Running Coach”.
Our run went very well. The weather was nice..for Phoenix in July. We did Week 2 Day 2 of the Ease Into 5k, the routine consisted of a 5 minute warm up walk and then:
- Run 45 seconds
- Walk 60 seconds
- Run 60 seconds
- Walk 90 seconds
- Run 90 seconds
- Walk 2 minutes
We repeated that 3 times and finished with a 5 minute cool down walk. We completed 2.21 miles in 33:54 minutes, a 15:20 pace. D did much better this run – no crying or whining. She actually seemed pretty happy! K was very quiet but he’s a trooper, running nonstop for 90 seconds is no joke and he did excellent. Very proud of both of them.
For the Disneyland Family Fun Run 5k we must maintain a 16 minute per mile pace or we risk being swept. I think we’ll be fine but I may have to sit down with D and determine which characters along the route she will insist on posing for pictures with and which ones we can skip. I think I know her pretty well and can guess that Buzz Lightyear and Woody will be a “must do”!
These were taken in 2008 and she’s still a huge, huge fan. In fact, when I ran the Tinker Bell half marathon with M in January, Buzz and Woody were the only characters I said I would stop for!
After we were home from our run, I lead the team in some stretching moves. It cracked me up to stand in front of them and lead them like we were in a class or something.
I’ve been absent from blog writing and reading mostly because I suck and have become so consumed in my stress. I know that sounds awful but it’s the truth. I don’t want this blog to turn in to my whining about being unemployed, that’s boring and unproductive! I haven’t kept to my personal running schedule but I have managed to stick to the 1 mile per day challenge.
After I dropped D off at school this morning I dreaded going home to sit and be alone with my thoughts for hours on end. I decided to swing by Starbucks. I ordered a coffee and just sat in the shop for an hour listening to the hustle and bustle of people.
I bet people thought I was crazy for taking a picture of these flowers but daisies are my favorite and I thought they were pretty!
Starbucks was a great distraction from being alone in my head – which is absolutely dangerous at this junction. I’ve determined that’s also probably why I’m not motivated to do my longer runs – I don’t want to be alone with my thoughts right now. I do need to force myself to get back out there and run my longer distances because my next half marathon is in 1 month. *Gulp!*
Who is your favorite Disney character?
Are you running the Disneyland half marathon this year?
Are you drinking your recommended daily water? (I’m not…need to get back on that!)