Spring forward, why do you do dirty things to me? Like make me sleep until 10am (9am) and then not be tired at 9pm (8pm)? Confusing? I know!
Anyways... Sorry I've been SLACKING on blogging this week. I was on Spring Break and focused on working out, relaxing, and studying. It was a much needed "break."
So the last time I posted on my "sizzlin sunday," I was at 270 miles to reach my goal... I'm now at 240 miles!!! Woo Hoo!!
I have been experiencing a painful shin splint on just my left leg this week. After one of my runs last week, I pushed myself that last two minutes on the treadmill and ran 7.5mph, and to be honest, I think I just pushed myself too hard. Depending on the day, I run anywhere from 5.2-5.5 mph and then I'll increase it to 6.0 or so the last couple of minutes (maybe).
Naturally at heart, I am a very competitive person and I always push myself, sometimes too far. I know that this shin splint isn't the worst thing that could happen, but it sure opened my eyes to continue to take things slow and take care of myself. So I have been good to my leg by icing it after runs and running at a slower pace this week, 5.0-5.2. But, I didn't let it stop me from workin' it. :) One day, I did the elliptical, which was fine, but I just love the feeling I get after a great, long, sweaty, run. Any suggestions on how to kick this shin splint to the curb, quick?
On my goal board, I don't count the miles walked/elliptical... strictly the miles I have run.I had to jump on the wagon and try out the broom trick at Walmart.
And I'll leave you today with two extremely motivating quotes I found off of pinterest. What did I do before pinterest?