Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I took Michael to school today and then headed to the Y. The weather was threatening so I wanted to be near the Y in case it started to rain. I took off walking outside and just kept going. I walked an hour out and was about to head back when it started raining. It wasn't too bad and I had to keep going so I walked nearly the entire way back, an hour, in the rain! It was nice and cool and I had my mp3 to keep me company. I listened to KLove the whole eight miles today. My left ankle still hurts. It's manageable but definitely there's an injury there.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Today I went 4.2 miles in one hour. I was supposed to do 4 and it was decent enough to walk outside so I went 30 minutes out and 30 back. Glad I am walking better than a 15 minute mile, but not much better. My left ankle is sore. I am a little concerned. I think I might have a slight sprain.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Yesterday I did 4 miles. Went fine. It's funny how 4 miles gets to be no big deal! I just knocked it out. I ran some again. Sometimes when I am feeling well I run 5 times in a row around the track. That's a qtr mile so it just speeds things up.
Today I did 16 miles! Yikes. I am sore. I was going to walk in a local 5K fundraiser for a ministry for couples struggling with infertility but it was raining at the start time. I didn't want to get wet and then still have 13 miles to go. So, I just went to the Y and got started. I did 4 on the treadmill, then did 4 around the track. Then I went outside and did another 4 since the weather cleared up. Then I did the last 4 inside since it was starting to sprinkle. It went OK overall but when I was done I thought there is no way I could do 10 more miles right now. I am glad I still have about 6 weeks of training to go. I need it! Tomorrow is Easter! And a rest day!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Yesterday I hurriedly did 6 miles between other things I needed to do. Went fine. Did it at the Y while Michael was in the child care area. Today I did 4 pretty quickly, again to make a storytime event at the library. I ran quite a bit. I like doing that when I feel like it because it does make the time go faster! Off tomorrow, rest day.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Today I did four miles at the Y. I am getting to where I run off and on just to make the time go faster. I still plan to walk the marathon but will run down the hills so it's good to do some running during my training I am thinking. I did two miles on the treadmill and two on the track this morning. Tomorrow is my first longer mid week walk...7.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Well, my 12 mile walk went fine yesterday. The weather was dreary so I went to the Y and did it there. I am kind of getting used to this Y thing afterall. I like that it's climate controlled and that there is a bathroom and water fountain right there. It's also safe and that's a good thing. I have gotten a bit spooked while out on long walks in places where there weren't many people around. So, I might just have to finish off my training indoors. Of course, when the marathon comes along I won't be as rough and ready as I would have been had I trained outside. We'll see.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Yesterday I walked at a local park. There is a long trail and I really enjoyed it. You don't have to worry about cars and it's asphalt which I have heard is better on your body. There is also a bathroom so that's good. I plan to walk there again as I am able. I did 4 miles. Today is a rest day. Tomorrow, 4, then Sat I need to do 12. Yikes.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tonight I got the kids down and dashed to the Y to do three quick miles. I need to hit my training schedule hard now that the marathon is two months away. I ran half of the last mile and did fine. I still plan to walk the marathon, just was trying to hurry and get done tonight!
We just got back from our trip to the beach and Louisiana. I walked three days in Gulf Shores and then did walk two days in Oberlin. I didn't do a really long walk like I should have due to the family reunion being on Saturday but at least got in some walk time.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I forgot to post last Saturday's walk. Mallory had a soccer game at Lakeview Park. I wore my shoes and planned to walk home. I did and it went well. I was out for over an hour and a half so I figure the route I took home was about 6 miles. We had lots to do to get ready for the trip so I didn't try to fit in a long long walk.
I did my walks on the beach road this week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I walked 3-4 miles each day. On Friday I walked in Oberlin where Paul is from. It was hot and humid but OK. I will try to walk again tomorrow, the day of the reunion and then won't be able to get back out until Tuesday. Looking forward to getting back on schedule.