I love working out. I still have to talk myself into actually getting to the gym but once I’m there, I am happy I made a good choice. Running on the other hand… let’s just say I love the idea of running.
My girlfriends that I am meeting in Florida for May Long weekend suggested doing the 5 km Mudder Adventure. Obviously I’m in. We did Tough Mudder in Toronto last summer and it was an absolute blast. (Although I now know what it feels like to be hit by a bus and live.) Unfortunately we didn’t register in time so we won’t be participating in the May Long Mudder So sad. We are looking at another 5 km to enter but nothing is confirmed.
Anyway… The point is, I was interested to see if I could, in fact, run 5 km and how long it would take me. Friday at lunch I jumped on the tread mill. Including warm up and cool down I managed 3.1 miles in 36 minutes. I’m not looking to break any records, but I was curious. I think I surprised myself (not regarding my speed/time). But once I hit the 3.1, I wanted to keep going. Normally when running, when I hit my goal I am more than ready to stop. Could it be love?
Saturday morning I woke up with an incredible pain in my right knee. Sigh. (My legs were also killing me, but it was a good hurt). I’ve been icing, heating and resting for the weekend. Hopefully by next Thursday my knee will be back and I can get another 5 km in.
Workouts for the Week
Monday – BodyStep
Tuesday – BodyFlow
Wednesday – PowerIntervals
Thursday – Running
Friday – Good Friday – Cottage
When I think about it, this is the first time I have given myself a distance goal. I know looking at the last 1/2 a mile it was easy to push through. That being said I can’t imagine running 26.2 miles and I defiantly have a new found respect for marathon runners. From now on, I will set distance goals when I run.