My Love Hate Relationship

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.

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