This weekend was my first attempt at a long run since beginning physical therapy. The Women’s Half is looming and if I am going to do the race I have to get back into the swing of things. My goal was six miles and I DID IT! I started with a 10 min walking warm up followed by 1 min run 1 min walk intervals and ended with a 3/4 mile cool down (6 miles total). I averaged a 16 min. mile pace which is frustrating but I am happy to say I was little stiff but relatively pain free! I am working on coming to terms with the slower pace but as long as I can do the distance, I know my pace will improve with time.
I love the farmer’s market! Table after table of colorful fruits and veggies waiting to come home with me so I can transform them into yummy food and I love to experiment with new veggies.
Nothing new today but the cabbage is bigger than my head!
The peach cobbler bread from The Cozy Cottage Bakery was awesome with a cup of Irish breakfast tea.
I have never been one to do anything half way. I’m an “all or nothing” kind of girl. This attitude is how I approached my first marathon. I trained according to plan and a few weeks into training I though “why not register for another!” The first marathon (Rock N Roll New Orleans) went great. In hindsight, scheduling a second marathon three months after my first was probably not the best idea. I realized the training for the second marathon was not going well, but when I commit to something, I commit! I did complete the second marathon, dragging myself across the finish line, and had a nice little hip injury as a souvenir.
Did I learn from my mistake? Of course not! As I was recovering and in physical therapy I registered for three more half marathons.
Physical therapy is going well and now I am about to start training sloooowwwly for the Women’s Half Marathon in September. Hopefully I will be a little smarter this time.