I’m getting closer to starting my training for the Glass City Half Marathon on April 22nd. I’m trying to just keep my base up, and maintain fitness. Oh, and try not to break anything! I didn’t quite succeed at that unfortunately.
Miles run last week = 16
Monday – Rest day from running – walked 2 miles on my treadmill.
Tuesday – 3.5 miles, feeling good!! However, I had some weird shin pain when I woke up. After I ran, and was at work, I had to ice it and could barely walk on it! WTF? Oddly enough, by noon, I didn’t feel a thing. I swear it’s always something!
Wednesday – Spin bike, 30 mins. I decided to give the spin bike another try. This time I only did “easy” riding while sitting on the seat. No classes or nothing strenuous.
Thursday – 3.5 miles – Oh no! Feeling suspiciously sore again!!! I’m guessing this was related to the spin session on Weds, so I’m considering that a trigger. Will not be trying my spin bike again for awhile Disappointing! Sucks because I really like my new spin bike! I’m just counting on the fact that someday soon I won’ t have to worry about “triggering” anything!
Friday – Rest day Still feeling a little sore from aggravated hammies
Saturday – Long run – 9 miles, 9:44 pace. We had a big group run with my Moms Run This Town group. Always fun to chat and catch up with everyone. When I saw the picture I felt bad that my big head got in front of the person behind me!! Doh!
My friend had to run 14 miles. I ran 9 with her, and was happy to be done at 9 miles. Not sure my body was willing to go any farther than that!
Sunday – Rest day! I volunteered at the Dave’s 10 Miler & 5K. Got a sweet Yeti shirt which matches my Boston jacket. Win! Aren’t these fun shirts??
Alan ran, and it was a foggy day. Super crazy foggy!!
Oh – I didn’t tell you about my new Boston jacket!! So, the 2015 “celebration” jacket for Boston is purple and orange. The colors have certainly grown on me, and I like it now. But let’s face it, there are a lot of colors that don’t go with purple and orange! Ever since that year I have been wanting another jacket that they sold at the expo. I was super excited when I saw one up for sale on Ebay – new with tags even! There was a bit of faith involved because the jacket was coming from London, but it arrived, and I love it. You’ll probably see me wearing it a lot!
Got my Boston gear on!
I was thinking 16 miles seemed like a low amount, but my body was feeling a bit beat up from Saturday’s run, so 16 was going to be it! I wanted to start out this week fresh again! Still a bit of hammie annoyance going on, so hopefully without the spin bike this week I’ll be getting back on track.
Q: Have you ever had shin splints? Did they last a long time?
Q: Do you ever get random pains that go away as quick as they came on??
I really have NO idea why my shin hurt – but I’m thrilled the pain didn’t stick around!