Over the weekend I hit a very excited milestone in my efforts to kick my workouts up a few notches. I have been going out on many 3 and 4 mile runs but decided it was time to reintroduce the weekend “long run” into the mix. Obviously, safety and ability come in to play here so I set my sights on a solid 6 miles Saturday morning.
I was actually pretty excited Saturday morning and I fueled up for my run with organic waffles, organic maple syrup, and a banana. It has been quite some time since I was this jazzed to workout. I really love that feeling!
Then I headed over to the trail. The temperature was pretty comfortable when I started and I was feeling pretty strong. Truthfully, I had no real plan for the run other than to finish, walk when I needed to, and run as much as possible.
The trail is marked in 0.25 increments. Each time I hit a mile marker I made it my goal to run as much as I could without a walking break. As a result I ended up running over half of my 6 miles which is really quite a feat for me!
Afterward I did not experience any knee or ankle pain (miracle) and my feet were feeling great too. Of course, after sitting through a mani/pedi and then with the hubs at X-Men I was just a little stiff later in the evening.
How was your weekend workout?