Since I was not able to run 5 miles last Saturday like I was supposed to do, I decided that I needed to run this Saturday no matter if it was raining, cold or hot. Saturday morning I woke up and I thought about my sister-in-law because she was supposed to be running 10 miles that morning. No way was I going to run at 6:30 in the morning. I got dressed in my tight leggings, running skirt, sleevless shirt and then another off brand underarmor long sleeve shirt. I also had on gloves and a beanie. As I walked outside, a cold wind hit my face, and I knew this was going to make for a fun run. :0)
I set my garmin and started running. Since I live on a straight road, I knew I was not going to just run up and down to equal 5 miles, so I varied it as much as I could. I ran .5 miles down the road, .5 back up, 1 mile down, .5 back up and so on and so forth. Let's just say I had to write it on my hand so that I would remember what I was doing. At around mile 2, I had to take off my gloves, and then at about mile 3 I had to take off my gloves. I ran back my house and threw them on the porch so that I would remember where they were at. Around mile 3.5-4 I had to stop because my shins were killing me. The road that run on does not have much comfort in it. Then I had to stop again around 4.5 miles, because my shins were hurting again. They did not keep hurting whenever I finished my run, so I did not have to ice them. I do need to be careful so that I do not hurt myself as I am training.
I finished up my five miles and I felt like I could run for another mile or so. I was so excited, and now, one day later, I am not sore at all. I am so amazed that my body is not hurting. It took me about an hour to run the 5 miles, but I was excited that I was able to run most of the time without stopping.
Up next week is a repeat of this week as I will be behind a week.