Yes you read the post title correctly. My planned 15 miles just didn’t happen. The weird but good thing about it, I had a great run. A great run up until mile 10. I had to stop to use the restroom, and for whatever reason my legs begun feeling weird & I had the weirdest pain in my knee afterwards. Tried to continue the run, but had to stop within a half mile. I’ve dealt with a fair share of injuries, and yeah my legs probably would’ve returned back to normal & the knee pain would’ve went away.. but to me, it’s not worth the risk of an injury. Was I upset about the run ending early? Absolutely. Did I walk the half mile home without a smile? Yup, sure did.
It wasn’t until I opened the computer screen & saw my post from Thursday. I suddenly got mad at myself for even being upset for a second. There are so many others out there who don’t have the opportunity to run, or live there life to the fullest. Do they sit there and dwell upon it everyday?.. absolutely not. So yes my run didn’t go as planned, but there will be hundreds more to make up for it.
“Not every race is perfect,
not every run is perfect.
Getting out there, is perfect.”
Moving on… Other good news, well sort of. I had a dentist appointed today to get the second half of my root canal treatment done, but the dentist is sick. It’s now been pushed back until Tuesday. I would’ve loved to get it all over & done with, but that just means I get to have a pain-free weekend with the hubs. I’m thinking maybe a little dinner date tonight (partially because I’m in no mood to cook haha). :
The other day I was surfing the web in between my busy and hectic life (okay I’m lying, I don’t have a busy life whatsoever), I came across this fun survey for runners. So for all you runners out there, I’d love to hear your answers…
What is your favorite type of crossing training? As I’m sure most of you will say Strength Training. Strength training may be one of my least favorite cross-training exercises. Sure I like how my body feels afterwards, but I’ll always choose a long walk or bike ride over it instead
What is your favorite song to run to?
This may come as a shocker to many, but I don’t really enjoy listening to music when running. Honestly, it sort of ruins my “stride” and I always about trip over my feet.
What brand shoes do you wear when you run?
Asics Gel-Neo33’s. Love and swear by these shoes!
Do you wear a hat when you run?
Nope, well in the winter I’ll wear a beanie, or ear warmers.
What temperature is your favorite for running?
55-60 degrees + a little drizzle = perfect!
Do you have any big races coming up?
As soon as they open registration for the Kuwait Charity Run that is taking place in November.
What is your favorite distance?
Love the feeling after you finish those 13.1 miles (however I would love to run a full marathon soon). But on a day-to-day basis I’ll say 8 miles.
Are you a morning, noon or evening runner?
Before moving to Kuwait, I’d start my work out between 5-6. Since moving to Kuwait though, it’s all changed. Gym opens later on during the day, so i don’t start until 11. I’ve actually gotten used to it, and kinda like it :).
Do you run solo or with a buddy?
Solo. Love the time to myself. Don’t get me wrong though, I loved when the hubs joined in from time to time.
What’s your favorite post run snack?
Since my runs start so late in the day, once I get home it’s usually lunch time. Either a smoothie or big salad.
What did you love about your first race?
The fact that my husband and I ran it together. The best part about it was when the hubs grabbed my hand right before the finish line just so we had a picture of it. Talk about adorable!
Do you enjoy getting a medal at the end?
Absolutely. I mean isn’t that why you run it in the first place.. a medal + free food?? Kidding 🙂
Who is your running idol?
Is it bad that I don’t have one??
How long have you been a runner?
Two years +. I’m so proud of myself for how far I’ve come in such a short amount of time too.
(Ladies) Do you run with your engagement/wedding ring on?
I usually take my rings off before any workout.
What’s your favorite workout? repeats? long runs? tempo?
Long Run for sure. Love the “runners high” you get afterwards.
Now I’m off to shower. Is it gross that I ran 10 miles, came home made/ate lunch, & wrote this post all before showering? If so, oh well :).
- Have you ever had a disappointing workout? How’d you turn your mood around?
- Tell me one favorite moment that happened to you this week