I successfully ran 10 miles using the Galloway Method on Saturday. Yippee! And surprisingly, my pace was only slowed by about a minute (despite walking 20% of the entire distance). I’m not sure what that says about my pace in general. I am sloooow.
I felt pretty good throughout the run but had some difficulty when I got to mile 9. My knee wasn’t aching but my legs felt like lead. It was tough to push through but I did it. Knowing you have only a mile can be really motivating. Overall, the I took me 1 hour and 51 minutes to complete the distance.
I walked about 1 mile for my cool down and stopped off for coffee on the way home. I really enjoyed this cool down walk. It was chilly outside but it felt great. The sun was shining and it just felt good to be outside.
I immediately took an ice bath when I got home and employed some methods to keep warm that I learned from some blogs. I kept on my running pullover and drank a cup of hot tea while sitting in the tub of ice water. It worked beautifully despite my toes turning blue.
I wasn’t sore on Sunday or even today. I think these are all good signs for potential marathon running! I just need to get my legs used to running long distances again. I’m really hoping that I can run between 15-17 miles this Saturday. Fingers and toes are crossed.
I mentioned previously that I want to display my name on my t-shirt in hopes of people shouting my name to give me the boost I need to keep on moving. It is a bit narcissistic but it really worked for me during the Iron Girl. I also witnessed the mental boost when I was shouting the names of the marathoners. How can you not smile when you get a personalized shout of encouragement?
But I don’t just want to write “KIM” on a t-shirt. That’s boring. Ever since reading this article in Runner’s World (Your Message Here), I really want to wear a shirt with a clever phrase. But what? I’m not really that clever. I need something short and sweet. I want something that acknowledges that:
– I’m slow
– I’m freaking out about turning 30
– I battled an injury to get here
It’s a lot, I know. But I think I’d settle for a fart/poop joke.
Blogosphere, you’re a clever lot. Got any suggestions?
** Update to add some suggestions I’ve received **
- If I turn around, I’ll be first
- Blood Type: O Positive. Do resusciate! (saw that online)
- This is much easier than my stint in the North Korean prison
- I immediately regret this decision
- Front: If you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes. Back: At least you have a nice view.
- (printed upside down) If you can read this, please carry me across the finish line
- If you make one comment about how slow I am…