A lot of 'firsts' happened last night.
Firstly, I ran more. This week my goal has been to run for at least 30 minutes, in which I alternate walking for 1 minute at 20:00 m/m and running for 2 minutes at 12:00 m/m pace. I felt pretty good last week, so I decided to up my running intervals by a minute per interval.
Well, it just felt better to run more. So I upped my running intervals to 3 minutes, and then ended my 30 minute run with two 4 minute intervals. In the mean time, this guy was throwing a major tantrum.
He knows me.
Running in circles, whining, crying, moaning, etc. I felt bad because he's been pretty cooped up this winter with my surgery and all. Plus, he's been a little down since we moved. So, I took him out for a mile.
I've actually been a little nervous to venture out into the outdoor world of running.
1) I don't want to jack up my ankle, which is all fear related. My ankle is pretty damn stable.
2) I don't know my neighborhood at all. I don't know the people. I don't really know the area. I don't know if there are certain neighborhoods that are sketchy balls, or which ones aren't.
3) I've softened up, and it's cold.
I just did a T type pattern around my neighborhood. I didn't want to venture too far away from home in the dark on our first outing without any reflective gear. It was actually a really awesome short run. I took a couple of short walking breaks because I could feel my foot fatiguing, and I was nervous I may be pushing too hard. Overall I maintained a 11:16 m/m average pace. I feel pretty good about that!
In total I ran 3.30 miles, which is the furthest I have ran since I started running. I was prepared for some major swelling and soreness. I Advil'ed it up and iced my foot right after to be safe.
So far. I'm not even sore. My ankle is a little swollen, which is the norm these days. Nothing out of the ordinary though.
I think I have underestimated that foot of mine. It seems more ready than I thought to put in some miles.
Winston did awesome. He was very well behaved, and only pulled me over to pee on a tree once. I could tell he was a little apprehensive in our new neighborhood, but overall, I'm proud of my pup.
Except when he is trying to eat Little C's stuff animals and owls slippers, which he does, frequently.
Do you prefer outdoor running or treadmill running?
-I enjoy the outdoors more, for sure. But the treadmill definitely comes in handy.