Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I feel like a freakin rock star from Mars: who just ran 4 miles!

Yippee!

I'm as happy as Charlie Sheen at a porn convention.

I ran today and ran well. No apprehension, no pain - just a new iPod playlist of music, four miles and a comfortable ankle.  I ran a decent pace - got off the tread and it still felt good. AH!!  I'm back.

Or as Charlie would say: Winning.

(Sorry for the Charlie references, I'm a little obsessed… moving on…)

Despite the awesome run, I'm still holding a little back. Tempted as I am to run again tomorrow, I'm going to finish this week on an every other day schedule and then see where I am at.  I don't want to get lulled into doing too much and re-injuring and I've been reading quite a bit about that.  So, my plan is:

2 miles on Sunday - done

mon- rest

4 miles today - done

Wed. - rest

6 miles on Thursday

Fri - rest

10 miles on Saturday.

Sunday rest.

I think a 22 mile week should be adequate to show me where I am at. Not too much, not too little.

Then, I will consider how I feel on Sunday. If all is good then next week it's on like "Donkey Kong," as the kids say. And I'll figure out a plan to start getting my miles back up to where they should be. (I think my long run is supposed to be something nuts like 18 miles this week…)

And Lesley at Racing It Off has offered to help come up with a plan - Thanks Lesley-- I will accept that AWESOME offer and will be eternally grateful. xo

How are you guys doing?

XO
Jen
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