Friday, July 07, 2006

I'm baaaack!

I did an easy 30-minute run last night with the gang from Luke's Locker. It was hot and humid, which is to be expected this time of year, but it was fantastic to be running again!

When I arrived at Luke's I decided to buy a amphipod water bottle (see pic). I've been seeing these more and more at the park and thought it would be much better than a) going waterless on the shorter runs or b) toting my ozarka water bottle around again. I was also able to pick up my Houston Fit packet! They give you great coupons for Luke's, a free box of brown Success Rice, a cool training log and some other great stuff. So, I accomplished quite a bit at my trip to Luke's...and I thought I was just going there to run!

We set out on W. Gray to Waugh, then Waugh to Allen Parkway, then followed the path on Allen Parkway until we hit the 15 minute mark. Then, we turned around and went back to Luke's following the same route. I forgot to set my 5/1 watch, but realized that I didn't need to. We had to stop a couple of times at an intersection, so walk breaks weren't really necessary. I did have to keep reminding myself to take it easy. I kept wanting to go a little faster and push it a little more, but I knew that it wouldn't be a good idea my 1st time back out. Other than a few brief seconds of achiness, the shins felt great! They felt better than they had in the past 2 months! I'm hoping that this is a good sign. After the run, I went home and did the stretches the dr prescribed. I followed that with ice packs on both shins. This morning, they still feel great. I am so relieved!

Tomorrow's long run will be 12 miles. Due to the hubby's schedule, I will not be able to get to the park early enough to start with the group. Instead, I'll probably meet up with the group somewhere along the route and then make-up any lost distance by doing a loop at the park. I'm a little nervous about taking it from 8 miles to 12 miles, because I missed last week's run. I am just planning to take it very easy, even if it means being the last one back to the park.

Running Stats
Conditions - 86/70% humidity
Total Run Time - 30:42
Distance - ???
Pace - who cares?

Have a GREAT weekend!
Run Loooong & Livestrong!


Vic said...

Ok, Christy, now be careful picking up right where you left off. Ease back into things. I don't want you to be right back where you were. I love to hear about you running, not sitting around. :)

Humble Runner said...

Glad to hear about your successful run.

Anonymous said...

I like your "who cares?" for pace. I need to re-adopt that attitude. I used to not care, but I've been paying too much attention lately and not enjoying the runs as much. Congrats on a successful run!