This was a week full of ups and downs in terms of running! I did decide to finally get new sneakers, which is a little bit exciting and a little bit annoying because I have to break them in. I think they’re cute, but I definitely need to tighten up the laces because I noticed they felt a little loose on my run this morning!
This week I (gasp) skipped one of the runs on my training plan. I’ll explain why in a moment, but I only got 2 runs in this week instead of 3.
Sunday morning’s run was amazing. Again, we were at the Poconos, and I knew I had to get in one more run before we left so I did my 30 minute run Sunday morning. It wasn’t too hot and I ran around the lake and just felt great. I managed to run 3 miles in a pace under 10 min/mile! I was extremely happy with this run.
On Wednesday I had planned to run my other 30 minute run. I even woke up extra early before work to do it, which is challenging for me. And I noticed a twinge in my back but didn’t think it was that bad… but then as I was getting dressed and putting my sneakers on until it got worse and worse and I was in such excruciating pain that I could hardly move. I took a lot of ibuprofen and a really hot bath to get it manageable, but while I could then function enough to go to work, I definitely didn’t want to risk taking a run.
Luckily today I felt pretty much back to normal and set out to do my 4 mile run. I did still have a tiny bit of pain and I was breaking in my new shoes for the first time, so maybe my pace wasn’t exactly where I wanted it to be, but I wasn’t unhappy with it! Getting closer to the Disneyland half!