Yesterday marked the completion of my 30 day challenge. And today marked Day 31 straight. Now that I have gotten used to running everyday, it was kind of hard to break my typical weekly breakdown. Wednesdays are my LONG-ish days. I say LONG-ISH because to me, it’s running long. To others, it’s the shortest run of their life. But since The Glass City Half Marathon is April 22, I figure a gentle increase in long run distance seems to be what’s best for my bionic knees. Bionic knees are my #1 reason to not participate in most activities that I don’t want to participate in.
Run a marathon? No thanks, I had 2 ACL surgeries already.
Go skiing/snowboard? No thanks, my knees would probably spontaneously combust.
Go ice skating? No thanks, do you really want to see me collapse in a hot, screaming mess of a person?
Eat mushrooms? I think my knees are allergic to those.
Anyways, so today marked Day #31. I decided my task at hand was to run 8 solid miles, aiming to keep a somewhat “half-marathonish” pace.
So I got all dressed in my most favorite of cold weather gear: My long sleeve Nike DriFit complete with thumb holes. Placed my earwrap on. Got my windbreaker out. Fired up Garmy…and then realized….where in the H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS ARE MY GLOVES? 30 degree weather is not friendly to you or your hands if you don’t respect it with gloves. So, I did what any good runner chick does. I manned up and ran without my gloves.
After a 20 minute shower and gentle range of motion exercises to my fingercicles, I was finally able to check out my final time and mile splits.
Although slightly disheartened that I am only “slowly running” per Garmin’s standards, I must be running fast enough to be creating some friction in my shoes. Saddened that Nimbus-12’s may have to be retired in the near future.
Tomorrow I go for Day #32 of running due to Thursday being doubleheader soccer games. Girl’s on a mission to score some goals this week!