Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Awesome running today
Well, I was able to get out and run today. It was a BEAUTIFUL day for a run. The breeze was blowing off the lake and made it very comfortable to run. I got up at 8:55 a.m. - after hitting the snooze button ONCE. After I ate some breakfast, I gave myself a nebulizer treatment to see if it will help me control my asthma better during the run. I was out the door by 9:55 a.m. Traffic was very nice and was able to get there quickly. I checked my laces and made sure they were tight, then I started off for 5K distance. I felt pretty good considering how busy the walking/run paths were. I was able to pass people very easily, who were going much slower than me. After 0.5 mile, I had to stop and retie my laces. At the halfway point, I had slow down and get something to drink since my right rib was giving me crap again. I looked at my watch and saw that I was at 19:33 by then. I was ecstatic! I kept pressing forth and running. I would slow down for 30 seconds or so to allow my muscles to catch up. But I would go off again and keep running. At the end, I was starting to get tired and having to push myself. My right hip was giving me crap and so on. By the time, I finished - I clicked my stop watch and saw 34:54 - 3 minutes FASTER than last Thursday's run. WOW! I could not believe it. It was hurting a little bit and very tired, but I felt good at my accomplishment. I treated myself at Jamba Juice. Then I headed home to ice my left shin, take a shower, and put Tiger Balm on everything else that was hurting (which I was able to feel it taking effect on all 4 spots at the same time - ugh!) Now I sitting at work on a very quiet day. I hope to feel okay enough to go out again for another round since the weather will be nicer still. Happy 4th, everyone! Today's Workout 5K run 34:54 11:13/mile pace - YES!!!