Well I knew during the week I should have posted this update…but couldn’t find the time, or the words. But now I am ready!
Last weekend I attempted a run that just didn’t work. My body was still recovering from the Run for the Lakes 10k, and after 1 mile I was feeling a lot of pain. This week I didn’t run at all. Instead I took multiple yoga classes, taught 2 yoga sculpt classes, and took an Intro to Kick Boxing class. I could have found time to run, but didn’t.
This morning I made my coffee and at first pulled down a running coffee cup, then realized that coffee cup could only be used when getting ready for a run (i have weird rules in my life) and got a normal coffee cup. I drank my coffee, ate my toast, and realized this was a perfect pre-run breakfast, but I really didn’t want to run. It looked cold outside, I had no ambition. And I’ve lost my “what if I can’t run Grandma’s anxiety”.
Then I realized our plans for the weekend had changed, and I wouldn’t have a chance to go shopping with my mother or buy her coffee, lunch or dinner. Which had been my plan as a Mother’s Day gift. So I knew I had to go into town, and buy flowers for her. So I decided to dress for running. I figured I could do a 2 mile walking loop if nothing else.
I didn’t have any friends available for a walk. So I parked in the middle of town, walked .6 miles until I was on our running path, and started to jog. My rule was “stop when you’re in pain” and my goal was to hit 4 miles. So I ran, and went by the new extension to our running path, so I took it, and was amazed by how beautiful it was! (At some point this summer I’ll do a “what to do in Aitkin” post).
I ran through a few neighborhoods and hit the 4.6 mile mark on my garmin, which meant I had ran 4 miles without pain! And finished by walking .4 for a total of 5 miles in 1 hour. Not amazing, but good enough for someone who couldn’t run the entire month of April.
So here’s my new plan for Grandma’s.
May 18: Run 6
May 25: Run 8
June 2: Run 13 plus 5
June 8: Recover
June 15: Run 8 (or 6 or 10 depending on how my legs feel)
June 22: Grandma’s.
Yes its stupid. But I’ve already paid for Grandma’s so there is no reason to not attempt the 26.2. It won’t be pretty. I might not finish. But there’s not a whole lot I can do about it.
So I’m going to see what happens. And do what I want.
Tell me I’m crazy, or better yet, tell me something you’ve done that is even crazier.