A rough night but a good run

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” –John Bingham

I have been tracking the weather all week to know when we are getting more snow and planned my runs around the weather.  So I was lucky enough to get in my run today before the snow.  But it wasn’t a very easy run.  My son was sick last night so I think I sletp about a total of 3 hours.  I didn’t want to miss my chance to get in a short run so I went for it.  It was 32 degrees and sunny and refreshing.  I just set my run/walk timer to a 3:00 run 1:00 walk and went easy.  Towards the end I started to run out of gas so I changed it to a 2:00/1:00 and am happy with the run despite the circumstances.  My next long run is due this weekend and so is more snow for Saturday morning.  I may have to save it for Sunday or Monday. 

After my long run of 6 miles on Monday I had some runner’s knee pain but I spent a while last night stretching real good with the kids’ pool noodle until my roller comes in the mail.  I worked on the really tender areas and today I have no knee pain at all.  So stretching with the roller will be key for me to loosen out thoes IT bands and knees.  I would like to do a 7 mile run so I can know how it will feel to go that far; but at the same time I am scared of teh distance.  But as usual, I get out there focus on ENJOYING the experience and not let fear get the best of me.  The point of running is to have fun and I feel now that I am enjoying it because I am using the Galloway approach to help avoid injury and build my endurance; both of which I am have success with.

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