Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Honk If You're a Runner!

Alright folks, today marks the start of Week 2 in my Half Marathon training.

I was scheduled to do a 30minute run, and I did. I actually ran a little further than 30 minutes- mostly because when I started out on my run, I decide I was going to do a different route. Instead of just shooting for a 2 mile/30 minute run, I opted to do 2.3 miles. The whole run actually took 33:10, which is pretty awesome if you ask me. I hit the 2 mile mark exactly at 30minutes. Woot woot!

As I was running today, I had numerous vehicles honk and wave as they drove by. It was kind of flattering and super supportive! My favorite was the truck that drove past, just as I hit the end of my run and started to walk. The man slowed down a bit, stuck his head out the window and yelled, "Don't give up honey! You can do it!" I waved and smiled, and debated if I should respond, but I was too busy catching my breath.
If I do run into that guy another day, I will be sure to let him know that I didn't give up and I definitely don't intend on doing so. EVER.

My run was pretty nice- cool weather, new path, kept a faster pace for a longer amount of time, felt good for the first 20 minutes before I started to feel myself slowing down. The only concern I had was as I was around 25minutes, my abs on my left side started to feel like they were pinching. Maybe it was from trying to make sure I continued to hold myself upright? I don't know. It didn't hurt or anything, just felt weird.

Anyway, sorry it's such a short update! I've got a very busy week ahead of me- lots of work and rehearsals till late because I open a new show this weekend. YAY!!


Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

love the support!! way to go on going just a tad farther

Tri-Jess said...

I had to giggle at that photo. Made me think she was farting and had jet propulsion.
Wonder if that'd work??

Love when when people cheer you on.
Well done for getting your run in!! I'm keen on starting my new run program as soon as I get used to stupid winter here :(

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

hooray, glad week 2 is going well for you! I'm glad that the honks helped! Someone gave me a round of applause once and it motivated me too! Funny how cheering us on can be a big motivator