The clock isn’t slower; you’re just faster.– Adidas
Thanks so much! Honestly, my tumblr and Daily Mile friends were among the things that kept me going! :)
First 5K done!
You never forget your firsts, and this first was certainly unforgettable. I had signed up for the Nature Valley 5K with a friend, who then told me a few weeks ago that she’ll be unable to run because of a knee injury. I asked my niece to go with me, and together with my son, we left the house for Fort Bonifacio at 4:45 am this morning. I was a little worried that there would be heavy...
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on...– Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Eat, Pray, Run: Last run before the 5K →
ladyfrosting: This is it. My last run before the race. I need to have faith that all those weeks of running will pay off and carry me through on Sunday. I ran the 3 km I did the other day, and again I ran 22 minutes without walking! I wonder if it’s a good idea to try to run the whole 5K or have a couple of… Go for it girl ! Cheering you on ! Thank you dear! I shall update you...
A goal without a plan is just a wish.– Larry Elder
Last run before the 5K
This is it. My last run before the race. I need to have faith that all those weeks of running will pay off and carry me through on Sunday. I ran the 3 km I did the other day, and again I ran 22 minutes without walking! I wonder if it’s a good idea to try to run the whole 5K or have a couple of walk breaks? I’m so thankful for my Daily Mile friends. I’ve never met any of...
Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the...– Author Unknown (via julie911) (via kitchenart) (via runnyknows) (via fitnfun) (via couchpotato2010)
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the...– Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ
Since my 5K is on Sunday, I decided to taper. Not sure if it’s the right thing to do, since it’s “just” a 5K, but I did it anyway. If it doesn’t work, then I won’t do it anymore next time. You’re supposed to lessen the intensity and distance when you taper, so I decided to decrease my pace and do just 3 km today. I was again able to run without...
I almost didn’t run this morning. I had a lot of excuses - it’s too humid, I lack sleep, etc… there’s always an excuse. But at some point I just decided to jump up and get dressed. That always works, and I’m glad I did it. I’ve never regretted any run anyway. I had planned to do 2 x 15:1s today, but when it was time to walk, I slowed down to a jog instead. In...
I decided to run laps around the village today instead of going outside and running along the main street. Maybe it was the virtually non-existent traffic, or the cleaner air, or the lower noise level, but I did better today compared to last Tuesday. I was able to do 2 complete 12:1s. Yayyyy! I again forced myself not to look at my watch every so often, and instead waited to hear the beeps...
Your First 5K →
Quite an old article, and I wish I’d read this 2 months ago.
After 4 days of no running, I went out again this morning. My legs felt heavy but I kept at it. I continued trying to do 12:1s - trying is the operative word. The first 12 minutes is fine, but I haven’t been able to run the second 12 minutes in full. I always cave and walk some minutes. There’s a barrier that I need to break through. So frustrating! It makes me wonder if I’ll...
I wasn’t able to write about my run yesterday, so here it is. :) The weather still wasn’t very conducive to running. When I went out of the house at around 6:30 am, I estimate that the temperature was about 32 degrees (Celsius) - and very humid. I started getting tired about 5 minutes into the run but kept at it. I knew that if I stopped I’d beat myself up and end up feeling...
Election day + post-election run
I wasn’t able to run yesterday because of the national elections. Woke up a bit later than I had been meaning to and we got to the polling place at 9.30 am. We stood in line for about 2 hours (the heat! the humidity!) and finally we were able to cast our votes at 11.30. So, I ran today. As in the past few days, it was very hot and humid. I tried doing 12/1s and ran 3.78 km in 27...
Not feeling good
It wasn’t a good run today, probably because 1) I didn’t eat well the whole day yesterday. There was so much to do that I forgot to have dinner. :/ 2) I got less than 6 hours of sleep last night because I got home pretty late, around 11:30 pm. Although I usually get around 6 hours of sleep every night, I felt more tired than usual when I woke up this morning. 3) I was already...
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