Running Thoughts

My legs are pretty sore from that run on Saturday.  It wasn’t the miles that killed me, but the tough terrain I ran on. I have thought a lot about that race and it gives me things I want to improve and work on. I am getting SO excited about running. I have been reading and researching and learning everything I can about how to become a better runner, what foods to eat, what exercises make you stronger, how to become faster, and so much more.

Most of my blogs that I’ve been reading lately are running blogs. I get so many ideas and tips, not to mention inspiration, through some of the running blogs I read. My favorite magazine ever, Runners World, came in the mail yesterday. I squealed with excitement. I haven’t read it yet, I’m saving it as a reward to myself after I finish a long run this weekend.

Last night, my training plan called for 4 miles, but as soon as I hit the pavement my feet and quads were yelling at me. I wanted to run, but I also don’t want to push my body and be too sore to run the rest of the week or get in a long run this weekend. So, I did 2.5 miles and called it good. My body is rather sore this morning, so I’m thinking of swimming laps if time allows, or doing some easy biking at the gym, depending on the family schedule this afternoon.

I know a lot of you who read this blog came here in the beginning to read about my kids and parenting topics, and I’m sure there will still be a ton of that, but there will also probably be an increase in my running and exercise talk.

My next race is a 5K on April 30th. The next several weeks, in addition to my long run on the weekend of course, as I need that to train for my half marathon in June, I’m going to be focusing on running faster, for shorter distances. Yesterday, even though I only ran 2.5 miles, I did it at a faster pace than I usually do, and I held it there the entire time. It was hard, but short and sweet!

Yay for being excited about running!! 🙂

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

4 thoughts on “Running Thoughts

  1. I'm glad that you are writing about running-I have been getting more into it as well!! My fave mag is also Runners World. I get mine from the library so I can read without paying-hehe!

  2. I LOVE RUNNING!! I'll have to check out runners world. 5k's are awesome, they're fun to use to push yourself to get a better time. I try and beat my 5k time every year when I do race for the cure. I also love them because Little Desi will actually sit in the stroller long enough for me to finish one 🙂

  3. Yay is right! I'm feeling the same way right now- completely enthralled with it and excited about it. I actually miss running when I don't do it. I never thought I would say that!

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