Wednesday, August 27, 2008

running, running, running

Last night was my first real run that didn't involve way too much walking in about 3 weeks. And it was AWESOME!! I put Simon and Emma on their bikes and told them they could go as far ahead as they wanted, as long as they stayed on the same loop I was on. They thought that was the coolest thing ever and raced each other all over the place.
I had the biggest smile stuck on my face. One older lady even thought I was just smiling at the the kids and told me the kids were cute. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I was smiling at myself. She must have thought it was such a touching moment. oh well. It was great and I really realized what I was missing. I can't wait until I get out there tonight!
I didn't really set out for a planned distance, I just wanted to get out there. I ended up doing two miles, but with only two 30 second walks. I'm ok with that. I'm not really sure how fast I can ramp up to the distances I was doing 3 weeks ago. I don't want my ever present shin splints to get aggravated.....but I've got 8 weeks until the half marathon....ohh decisions. ok, I don't want to get silly..... how about 3 miles tonight, rest on Thursday, 2 miles on Friday, rest Saturday, and then 5 on Sunday. That sounds like an ok first week.


Karen said...

I'm curious to see how it goes for you while you resume training. Keep posting. My husband has had to take the better part of a couple weeks off with his hamstrings and is ready to completely give up ... thinking he's losing too much training time. Hopefully you'll prove otherwise.

I'm glad you had such a good run! Congrats on 'getting your legs back'!

Running Kate said...

Thats so cool that you had a great run!

Unfortunately I have no inspiring words of wisdom since I've only been running a week but keep up the good work :P

Terri said...

That sounds like a good training plan. Remember to ice a lot if you have shin splints and can't take off time from running indefinitely. You might want to have a doctor check out your shins, and also make sure you are running in the right shoes. My running partner has shin splints, and her doctor and a second running store told her she had been running in the wrong type, which helped contribute to the shin splints.

By the way, last week when my 18 miler was going great, I caught myself smiling to myself too. It's a great feeling, isn't it?

Pat said...

Amy, Thanks for volunteering to captain the weight loss team on RWOL. I thought I'd check out your blog and it's cool. It's tough to run and keep track of kids. I don't have that problem. My wife and I have teenagers. One soon to be a college kid.

Good luck on your half mary. Which one are you doing? I don't see one in your area on my RW calendar.