So I have been a bad runner lately and I took a little time off from it. The last time I ran was last Wednesday, so I took almost a week off of running. I think I needed some time to let my calves heal a little bit because I have been pushing them a lot these past few weeks and I really think it made the difference.
Today's running schedule was: 5 minute warm up, 90 second run, 9o second walk, 3 minute run, 3 minute walk, 90 second run, 90 second walk, 3 minute run, 8 minute walk (3 for the interval, 5 for a cool down).
I was very intimidated this morning seeing that I would have to run for a full three minutes without stopping. I know that this doesn't really sound like a lot, but for someone who literally hasnt run for almost 8 years, its a big deal. I realized though that it was not that I was running MORE this week than I did last week, it was that I was running longer intervals. So I just kept telling myself to keep going, it wasn't that I was running a whole lot more. The first three minute interval wasn't as bad as I had thought it would be and I felt so accomplished when I finished it. I ran the full three minutes, at a pretty decent pace!
My calves didn't hurt at all today except during the last 3 minute interval but they stopped hurting when it was over. I surprisingly had a bit more trouble with my shins today than with my calves, I hope that I don't get shin splints! But they aren't in serious pain, it doesn't feel like someone is stabbing them or anything, it was more of a dull ache.
Anyways, I did it! Go me!
I am almost done with my newest book Eat, Pray, Love so expect a review probably tomorrow. I also have some pictures that I have been waiting to upload, so those will come soon as well!