This week I ran less times, but longer distances. Training for the half marathon is going well. I would say that in general, I feel overall satisfied with my progress. I am currently fundraising for The Cupcake Girls PDX, and I think what they do is so important. Check out my donations page if you are interested and you have not donated yet. The minimum donation is $10, which I know can seem like a lot out of your pocket that will make such a small difference, but all together it makes a huge difference! When you donate, make sure to uncheck the Nevada’s Big Give box!
12 April, 2014 – 6.13 miles – 1:01:36
I was not expecting to run again today, after my six miles yesterday. I mean, I did not expect to run any distance. But one of my running friends texted me and asked me to go for a run, so I decided to go for it. I thought my performance today would be decreased by the fact that just over 18 hours before, I ran 6.4 miles. Did not expect to make it around the riverfront more than once. Then I finished a second loop.
15 April, 2014 – 3.50 miles – 33:46
Intended to hit four miles today, but the loop I ran was a bit shorter than I thought. I need to add the handful of songs I downloaded recently to a longer playlist – listening to the same tracks two or three times during a run gets a bit bland, no matter how cool the tracks are. I probably need to start stretching.
On short run days, I always feel like I am not living up to my potential. I know short runs are necessary and important and stuff. Still cannot help but feel like I should be running more on these days.
17 April, 2014 – 6.5 miles – 1:00:41
Not only is this my longest run, but I beat last weeks time for a 10k, which is pretty awesome. When I started running it was that sort of rain that only really happens in the Pacific Northwest. You know, where there is a light mist that somewhat resembles rain failing from the sky? It turned into a light rain, which turned into a cold rain – I know the rain was not freezing, but it sure sent a chill through my body as I started my second loop. It was cold. For a moment or two, it was raining so hard I could barely see. I just kept forward, one foot after the other. I remember running through ice/snow in Oklahoma. Then cold rain let up, and the sun shined through the clouds. I tried a new playlist today, and it went well. Probably needs more angsty Linkin Park.