Sorry I’ve been gone the past couple weeks. I just haven’t been in a writing mood. Sometimes it feels like it takes everything I have to just catch my breath. Life hasn’t been all that busy but I’ve been tired and feeling run down. We have been fighting a cold so I’m sure that’s part of it.
Running has been going pretty good. This month, so far, I have stuck to my running schedule which has made me happy. Slowing down to three days a week has really helped my knee. It seems running between four and five miles is what triggers my knee pain. However, it’s not taking as long for it to feel better. Yea! I’ve ran a five and six miler this month and my knee handled it pretty well. Instead of the pain lasting a few days to a week it’s down to less than 24 hours. I have my second ever 8 miler tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes.
…8 miles done. Wow was it long…and painful, haha. The first 5 miles were really nice and pretty easy, but the last 3 were like a death march. I was running on my treadmill which is always harder than running outside, plus I ran without any sugars in me to keep me going. (This new diet is going to make my training very interesting.)
Anyway, after my run all seemed fine until I walked into the living room, then my legs became jello and I almost fell on the floor. My legs had no strength to carry me. It was the weirdest feeling to have my mind telling me to walk to the couch and my legs not letting me. All I could do was half stand while my legs wobbled until I crawled to the couch. Needless to saw, I didn’t get a shower last night. I laid on the couch for a couple hours and then went to bed.
I have never “hit the wall” or “bonked” before so this was a first for me. Kinda cool 🙂
Have you ever “hit the wall” or “bonked” before? How many miles did you run to get to that point?
Tuesday: 4 miles
Thursday: 3 miles and strength
Saturday: 6 miles
Monday: depressed and didn’t exercise
Tuesday: 5 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 8 miles
Total miles for the two weeks: 29 miles