Yes! It works basically anywhere and there are a ton of videos on YouTube as to how to put it on. This brand is KT Tape and it helps when you’re having minor pain or issues. It’s an elastic tape that adds support! Or something…
And during this run, I smiled. A huge, ear to ear smile.
It’s been so long since I have truly loved a run. I knew the weather was supposed to be pretty nice today, so between work and nannying, I set out to run 4-5 miles. I almost could have done more had I not gotten lost on the way to the trail. It took me 35 minutes to get there instead of 25 minutes. Oops.
5.0 miles / 54:55 minutes / 10:59 pace
Mile 1 - 12:31 (partly uphill)
Mile 2 - 10:54
Mile 3 - 10:24
Mile 4 - 11:27
Mile 5 - 9:39 (partly downhill)
DO YOU SEE THAT? The first mile was insanely brutal and I just couldn’t get into the groove, but by mile 2 I felt like I was flying. Sarah texted me while I was running and said she missed my face. She then received this:
Please notice that I’m wearing a tech shirt and capris. It was super windy, but overall a pretty good temperature! 60?
I know it was "only" 5 miles, and I’m the girl who used to run 10+ miles on a regular basis, but I’m coming back! One step at a time.
Also, I’ve been having some annoying ankle pain basically every time I run.
Meet my new best friend:
"Did it work?" Why YES, yes it did. I put it on last night and felt support all day, and had no pain or issues at all during my run!
GUYS I’M JUST SUPER PUMPED AND HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
Dare I say it? I’m almost excited for my long run this weekend.
PS - I got Chipotle FO FREE tonight since I’m nannying… and I got a tortilla… because I
need want the carbs for said long run.
I hope this day has started as lovely for you as it has for me.
Coconut and peanut spread on my banana was actually pretty good, and I calculated my egg muffins to be about 50 calories each. Not too shabby considering I didn’t even do all egg whites this time.
I’m nannying tonight and am proud to say that I planned my entire day out. I have a packed lunch, dinner, AND snacks.
On my way to Boulder (35 minutes away), I’m going to stop at a trail that’s 14 miles and run 4-5 miles depending on time. I’m actually excited!
Look at that beauty of a pie chart. Sometimes I’m a pretty decent fitblr. Or whatever. I even ate some leftover grilled chicken breast at 9:30pm because I was hungry and wanted more protein. I used to hate leftover chicken. Who am I? It’s really nice actually being able to make it in advance now.
After work and grocery shopping, I spent most of my evening cleaning, organizing, and balancing my money. Adulting at its finest.
Just ended my evening with some dumbbell exercises, and a
lovely foam rolling session. I have all the DOMS right now. At this rate, I’ll be in bed before 11pm!!!!! Night everyone :)
“Im going to do do it.. Im going to sign up and do this marathon. But im scared. 42km seems sooo far away from the 20 I can run now.. Even though I do have like 8 months haha. Can you pleasssee just come here and be my personal trainer? lol”
At first, you’re going to look at your training schedule and think to yourself, "What the eff is this crap?"
Then, as you’re nearing the 20 mile/32k mark, you’re going to start going a little bit coo-coo.
You’ll also want to eat everything. (Don’t search “eating gif” on Tumblr).
Then, on the day of the race, you’ll be one of many in a huge crowd. You’ll be freaking out and wondering why you ever decided to run 42k.
But then you will start running and feel unstoppable. Until about 37k where all you want to do is die and never run again. You are determined to finish, no matter how badly you want to quit.
Everything hurts. Even your brain. You want to be done, but every step you take seems slower than the last. Somehow though, you finish. You cross that finish line. You eat a lot of food. Maybe you even take an ice bath. As horrible as it was, you’d do it again. And maybe you will.
For now though, you’re just slightly dancing because your body hates you.
You’re a beast and no one can stop you. You can do this. I will, however, drop everything to come and be your personal trainer. I would just need you to fly me there.
My blog was lacking some gif action. I have a feeling that a lot of you searched “eating gif” after I said not to do it.
Grocery haul from Sprouts - $21.79
That’s not including the almond butter though because it was on sale for $8.99 and I was super sad. Doesn’t it sound delicious?! I’m Rachael and I have a nut butter obsession.
On the other hand though, I did buy a sample of Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut Spread. Mmm. Now I just need to chop and prepare all my produce so that I actually eat everything.
“I am currently starting out on the couch25k program for a 5k in May, but I am really interested in training for a half marathon. I go to bootcamp type workout classes 5-6x a week and have noticed my endurance for running has improved but I have never really trained for a race before. Was there a program that you sort of followed when you were training? Any sort of advice would help! Thanks!”
It sounds like you have a fantastic base! I started out with the c25k program just to get myself running, but then have followed Hal Higdon plans for all of my other races (10k, half marathon, and full marathon). Make sure you’re still lifting and eating properly! You’d be surprised how much strength (primarily core for me… and mental…) you need to run 13.1 miles. Good luck!
Two songs and Miley is already freaking crazy.