The Oklahoma City Go Girl half marathon; I had a great 6 miles.. Then I got a horrible pain in my calf I had to sit for a few minutes, after massaging my calf for a bit I got back up and jog/walked the last 7 miles and honestly it was horrible I wanted to quit so bad, but I finished! I feel like I need to run another half to prove to myself I can!! The Monday after the run I went to the Dr to have it checked out. And the Dr said I had Calf Strain, caused by not stretching and warming up the right way. The following week I rested and took it easy, then eased in with a mile and a lot of stretching. I’m a lot better I just need to stretch, stretch, stretch. I haven’t run more than 3 miles since this half almost a month ago. I need to sign up for a run and then I’ll have some motivation!
Christmas was really good full of family time and great food!
It has been really hard to stay focused and on track during Christmas. I have been really busy and haven’t felt that great, I had a head cold for about a week. Even with the craziness I still managed to squeeze in a few runs, not quite the full mileage my training called for, but this week I’m getting back on track.
I decided to change over to an app called 13.1 to train with. Mostly because I prefer to be able to set my own long run days and unlike Nike+ this app allows me to do so. Though, I am still using the Nike+ app to log my mileage.
It’s time for me to stop with the excuses and move on with training. Right now I’m very slow but after I get my distance down, I’ll start working on speed. (Feedback encouraged)
12/14 – 10.5 miles avg pace 13:25
12/21 – 7.25 miles avg pace 13:20 (sick wk)
I’m feeling good about where I’m at right now.
I will do a year end wrap up on my next post. Also, I’m hoping to lose 2 more pounds so I have a total loss of 66 for 2014!
Short update since December of 2013 to December 2014 I have lost about 65 pounds.. so I am ready to start training for a half I started training for my first half marathon using the Nike Plus Running App – Coach Week 1 Day 1 Called for 3 easy miles.. It wasn’t too bad honestly it could have been better.. I just got back from a work convention in Las Vegas and I slacked on my running I missed 11 DAYS. I couldn’t believe it when I looked at my calendar so with that I am hoping It gets easier. I really enjoy running and I am super excited about the Go Girls Half Marathon..
I plan on doing research about clothing and supplements so I will list what I am currently training in.
Shoes: Saucony Kinvara 4 Price around $55.00.
Danskin running pants : Danskin Leggings ( I prefer tight around ankle) Price around $15.00.
Sport Bra: Asics Sport Bra with front pocket Price around $30.00.
I am not currently using any supplements however I plan on ordering some more Vega Sport Pre Workout. See previous post about Vega Sport.
I will do a weekly recap of my training over the next 12 weeks.