Well, let me tell you that this whole training thing is not the easiest thing I’ve done. It’s definitely giving me some trouble – but trouble that’s worth it. I just don’t want to ever be someone who says “oh, learning to run? that was so easy! just have to do it!” – I want to be honest and say, “yes, it’s worth it. yes, if you keep doing it, you’ll succeed. but please know that it wasn’t the easiest thing I’ve done.”
Friday morning I was still so wiped out from the week that I slept way in – didn’t make it to work until 7:30 because I slept in so late. But, the sleep helped because I was walking without pain, just a little soreness. After work I had some drinks with work friends as it was the last day that R. worked with us. She’s heading off to graduate school at University of Denver and we wanted one last evening with her. And, between the extra eating this week because of the craving of more protein & carbs and then the drinks, there was no weight lost this week. Sad.
But, this morning I went on my bike ride with my friend S. and we rode 8 miles today! Eight miles! I am stoked. We rode Linear Trail from the entrance at Ft.Riley Blvd (S. Manhattan Ave Trail Head) all the way to Anderson Ave and back. Super awesome. And I feel good and not in pain. Love it. I like the biking added in with the running because it keeps me active and it’s different than just trying to run and walk everyday. We saw lots of people on the trail this morning – I’m guessing because it’s a little cooler today – and I’m now even more stoked about being one of them running the trail soon.
Off to the farmers’ market – tomorrow is supposed to be a rest day but I’m thinking about walking the short trail at Konza in the morning. Hmm….