Thursday, January 12, 2012

To Rove or Ramble Without Restraint

I may or may not have googled the word "run" before I started writing this post. (Don't judge me.)

Actually I it. And while I know what it means, it's pretty interesting to see some of the definitions of run. My favorite was "to rove or ramble without restraint," hence the title of this post.

Anyway, moving on to more important things. I ran yesterday and drank all 64 oz. of water. Cha-ching! And I'm happy to report I kicked my own butt.
But I was still pretty happy. Yesterday's weather was absolutely perfect to run outside. Sunny. Slightly breezy. 60 degrees of pure running bliss.

Distance: 3.00 miles
Time: 35:25
Best Pace: 9:08 (not sure where that came from)
Average Pace: 11:49
Calories: 349

I have no idea where the 9:08 pace came from. I'm going to say it had something to do with the beginning of the run. And there may or may not have been two love birds making out right in the middle of the River Trail. And they may or may not have been right in my way. I'm guessing the 9:08 came from running quickly away from that ridiculousness.

I told you I haven't been feeling all that great, but I decided to run anyway. I really need to get set in my new routine. I was also trying to keep my pace somewhere in the 11s. I really want to run the Savannah Half Marathon at an 11:00 pace.

By the end of the first mile, I was ready to quit, which is usually how I feel. So I just kept on going. By mile two, my head felt like it was going to explode. It wasn't really a headache. It was just a lot of pressure. Not really sure what that was about. And when I finished my throat felt really sore, and I was having some pain in my ears. It was really windy once I got going, and the air was pretty cool.

Today, I think I'm paying for that run in more ways than one. My throat is now sore when it was just sore in the mornings when I'd first wake up. And my whole body feels like I threw it down on the ground and then had someone drive over me with a truck.

But it feels good to run again, even though my body is pretty pissed about it. I'm hoping this sore throat crap gets the hint and goes away. I gotta get well so I can get jiggy with Boom Kinetic tomorrow night. #soexcited

Happy Thursday, which is my Friday!!!


  1. Look at you?! You better get it girl... I don't know how you do it in this cold weather!

  2. One foot in front of the other. :)