Yesterday afternoon after church, Andrew showed me a couple of different neighborhoods that would be "safe" places to run in. This one won me over! It's less than 5 miles from our place and was easy for me to get to.
I loved the looooong stretch of sidewalk up and down the entrance road. I did the majority of my running here. My goal today was push 2miles without stopping. and I did IT! minus the 3 seconds it took me to take this pic.
Eventually I ended up going through the actual neighborhood. By this time, I had completed my 2 miles and had intentions to walk until I totaled atleast 4 miles.
Thanks Mom for calling and talking to me and making time fly! and I was able to keep a good pace.
The area is HUGE and provides a place for me to log mannny miles.. if needed.. one day :).
This neighborhood is beautiful as well!
Today I had the feeling of accomplishment. I no longer want to have to take walk breaks, so little by little, mile by mile, I am going to work my way up and GET IT BACK! but better than before.
Mile 1 - 10:09
Mile 2 - 10:10
So proud that I was able to keep my pace! I never stay that close.
So then I started walking to finish out todays cardio. Total was 5 miles for the day at a hair over one hour. It felt great!! I did some stretching after.. and could already feel my quads walking up the stairs. Love outcomes like that!!
Since I was feeling the mus-cles today, I had a protein shake! Should have been doing it all along.. so I started today. Do you know how long it has been since I had chocolate milk?? It tasted oh so good.
Having these new places to run has me SO excited to train! I'm seriously..seriously.. thinking about a half marathon in October. If I can get to the point again to where I'm really comfortable with 7-9 miles.. I'm gonna do it!! I'm already telling myself that I AM so that I can work towards that goal!