3 mile shakeout. with straining my legs a little bit too far last night and misplacing my advil as well, it looks like finishing today and basically this week isn’t gonna be any easier than anything else this week. i wouldn’t have it any other way.
15 at 6:30am. i’ll save my reasoning for these past few days after my last run today is done(knock on wood!) but ever since i decided to attempt to do this a few days ago i knew if i made it this far this would be the hardest run. sure, i have 12 miles left to run after a hospital shift, i’m sure that’ll be brutal, but this course is even more brutal, plus i’d imagine knowing it’s my last run before a very easy weekend will allow me to dip into some reserves i haven’t been able to use yet. i was right on it being difficult, but in a good way. achilles didn’t feel bad despite the massive hills which is a good sign, plus the weather was nice out. one to go!!!
12 at 7:20pm after a tough shift.
on basically every PM run this week i was writing a post in my head for what i’d say, basically talk my sh*t, etc., even on the post-shift run i was. but now that it’s over i don’t really feel the need to say anything. however, for those wondering,
1.) yes i plan on doing this mileage next week too
2.) as i think my past couple of days of posts have outlined, i’m an extremely busy person. while i originally picked running back up as a means of getting more physically attractive, i was struck with the running bug once again and began putting more and more time into it, dreaming on my runs of doing great things in the running world. sure, i could have done less 30 mile days this week and built up to 150 in 5 days over a few weeks, but time is the only luxury in life and i have no plans on wasting it, so i jumped all in with the intentions of either surviving, or(as i was 100% sure i would), break down and get hurt, and i could be content with knowing i found my limit and move on from running. essentially it’s sink or swim; you may not swim well at first but as long as you don’t sink you’ll learn to get better at staying afloat. so in summary, i wanted to know if i was wasting my time with running, or conversely, if running was worth my time. i got my answer.
SOTD: Dirty Laundry - Danny Brown