Hobby of the Day: Running
Of course, after being in the 60's all week it has now dropped to wintery weather temperatures. At least it is sunny out. I think the weather flux is also making me sick, warm, cold, rainy, cold, warm...boo. With spring comes....ALLERGIES. YUCK....Looking out the window it looks pretty window, also one of my Everests.
|I have the pink one of course|
Today will be one of our longer runs that we've done in awhile- glad we saved it for this sunny cold day. I decided I was going to practice running with my
water belt, or rather Gatorade belt. One of my biggest concerns as of late is that I think I have developed shin splints. I know that the majority of athletes get them I was just hoping I would be one of the lucky few to avoid. I texted my soon to be Personal Trainer Sis-in-law and she gave me some advice. Score, free PT sessions haha. One recommendations is to avoid running on hard surfaces ie: concrete. Hard to avoid since I live in the city, a concrete jungle.
Here's one website to help with shin splint stretches
I'm not gonna go out super hard, I just want to see what I can do. 10 miles is the longest I have ever run. Gary's got a bad knee and I have bad knees and now other issues. This should be a doosey. But I am thankful that I have the ability to run and I am thankful that the sun is shining, despite the fact that I don't have running sunglasses....There is always tons to look at on the National Mall and tons of runners.....to pass me. I'm a turtle.....slow and steady.... I've been trying to be better with fartleks(speed training). Gary likes to scream that out when we are running, "Do a FARTLEK!" Thank you hun! Also, please don't use up my energy while making me laugh!
My first couple of miles are always the
BEST WORST. Then things start to find a rhythm and flow. Then around 4-5 miles my feet fall asleep. They wake up around 6-7 and then will occasionally fall fluctuate between awake and sleep. I really don't know the best way to fix this problem. Sometimes stopping helps, sometimes keeping running helps.
Update on the run: It was ROUGH....thank you cold weather and ridiculous amount of wind. Energy was being drained out of me and yet I made it, ended up doing 11 miles accidentally, mapmyrun was a little off. Legs didn't feel good throughout the whole run breathing was poor in the beginning, I think the wind took it away. But, I did try my knew fueling belt, shared with the hubs.
Also: I didn't have running sunglasses, so I ran with my Coach Sunglasses- not too shabby if I say so myself, will be doing it again, sure beats having to buy new sunglasses.
|Didn't feel like Spring.|
Do anyone else's feet fall asleep when the run? What do you do?
Anyone with shin splints?