So. I’ve been very psuedo-busy lately. Meaning: I’m not actually busy, but I just leave myself no time to actually do things I want to like, for instance, update my blog or clean my room.
But anyway. As expected, I didn’t run over the weekend. I played volleyball on sunday, but the team I played with had 8 players so I ended up having to sit out a lot throughout the day so I didn’t get as much exercise as I wanted to. I’m almost through with Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and I have to say it’s been very inspiring. He runs an hour (6 miles) EVERY DAY (well, 6 days a week). I’ve never run two days in a row. If other people can do it, then why the hell can’t I?
I put off running in the morning on Monday because it was wet outside (what???) so I went to the gym and did a quick lift later that night. Tuesday I woke up completely (un)determined to go running. I got up, put on my running clothes, had breakfast, and thought to myself OVER AND OVER “ughhh I don’t wanna run. Maybe I’ll just go to the gym. I don’t wanna run. I donnnnn’t wanna runnnn. I’ll just go to the gym.”
But I went. And Holy Moly did I go!!! I ran 5.62 miles! I ran for an hour and 6 minutes WITHOUT STOPPING! My face was as red as the ripest tomato you’ve ever seen when I was done but damn did I feel good. It was kind of cool because as I was going I could feel myself breaking through little “walls.” Like, at 20 minutes I really struggled and it felt hard and then after 2 more minutes I felt like I was in the clear. Then at 30 minutes I felt it again. Then I got past it. Then at 40 minutes it happened again and after that I just felt like I could keep going! I probably could’ve continued past the hour and 6 minutes (I was hoping to have run 6 miles at an 11-minute pace) but I stopped.
Yesterday I lifted, and today I ran a shorter course but I made it a more difficult, hilly course. I’ll post the stats after a break or whatever because I have more to say. And I doubt anyone’s gonna read through all of this but whatevs it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want!
I signed up for New York Road Runners today. If I run 9 races and volunteer to work in one next year then I can automatically qualify for the NYC Marathon in 2012 I think. I’m kind of excited to start running in actual races.
Here are my stats for the last 3 runs since I didn’t post them then either…