Editor’s note: It’s 4:45 a.m. Please forgive this hastily thrown together post and see the bigger picture: you complete me.
Anyone catch the Walking Dead last night? If you were watching the Grammys instead, well, I just feel sorry for you because I bet no one even got killed. I made a pact with the baby that if she’d sleep through the whole thing and let mommy have a beer, I’d read her five stories and play “make retarded faces” with her all night long. It’s cool, she has no concept of time, anyway.
Anywhoozles, I’m writing this because I really want some help from you runner people. I can now officially “run” two miles again without stopping. I’m still ridiculously slow, but so far I haven’t lost my will to live or become injured. Knock on wood.
Feb 5: 1.26 @ 11:02 (outside)
Feb 8: 2.48 @ 11:37 (outside)
Feb 10: 2.6 @ 12:02 (treadmill) I actually did three miles, but the christing treadmills at the gym automatically bump you down to cool-down mode after 30 minutes. You have to manually stop the machine and restart it if you want to keep going. Really annoying when you’re in the zone. (And yes, for me “the zone” is an 11:00 mile. Screw off.)
Feb 12: Twoish @ 11:15ish. (I didn’t get one of the treadmills with the Nike+iPod hookup. Bah.)
So, in the interest of me not doing my own research, consulting a trainer or god forbid, READING, I’d love some guidance on how to be a runner again. Be specific. And remember, I’m retarded, so please use small words and short sentences.
I’m thinking I’ll continue to run/walk, building mileage slowly, but save one run a week where I just try to do a mile or two as reasonably fast as I can without getting hurt. Eventually, I can add some real speed work or tempo runs, but I think for now just going through the motions of running is safest. I’ve also been swimming again (but I need a new bathing suit! GAH), and when I can get the Booger on her playmat for 15 or 20 minutes, I do planks and pushups on the floor next to her.
So what’s up with you?
This was on at the end of Walking Dead; a great song for killing and for running 11:00 miles –>