Run Away!

I just finished a 5 mile run. I feel terrific – although I have a blister on my left arch, which is just annoying (I even used Body Glide).

Last night’s party was fun – although spending time with a bunch of architects who have either been recently laid off or are anticipating being laid off soon is a bit on the depressing side. One of the archi-wives came up with a creative solution to my now no-go Mexican vacation. She suggested that for a couple days, we just turn up the heat in the house, get a space heater & then lay on the sofa in my bikini while the architect dons a cabana boy outfit & brings me guacamole and margaritas on demand. Last night, he thought that was a good idea. I hope he doesn’t forget!

Anyways – my run today – this was not the best run I’ve had – and I’m a bit disappointed in my times, but I did it, and that’s what really counts, right?

Mile 1: 10:57
Mile 2: 12:41
Mile 3: 12:16
Mile 4: 11:46
Mile 5: 11:32

Total: 59:14 (11:50 pace)

Mile 1 is downhill, and I was working really hard at staying close to 11 minute miles, mile 2 is a steep uphill – there is no excuse for mile 3’s time, and I’m disappointed that I didn’t stay closer to an 11 minute mile. I keep forgetting that it’s unrealistic to expect to be as fast as I was pre-kneehab.

I took two small walk breaks when I started being able to feel my knee.  But now that I’m done & did some stretching, it feels fine. I’ll still ice it in a bit, but I’m feeling pretty damn good.

8 responses to “Run Away!

  1. I took my gimpy car to the gas station and filled it with air. Hope it holds up til Les Schwab opens tomorrow! I’m so irritated – but glad you had a good run!

  2. awesome job on the run!! i always got the worst arch blisters until i started to wear wright socks… they really help me. i still get occasional little ones but nothing like i used to!

  3. Great job on your run!!! I had a hell of a time with blisters during my marathon training, finally I found these socks called “Wright Double Layer”, they are the BOMB!!!!

  4. Great job! I was so missing having my running buddies today. I did spinning, weights and lots of walking in the beautiful sunshine.

    Great job!!!!!

  5. Excellent run my friend!!

    My two cents on socks:
    Drymax!!!! To me, they are the bomb!! Never a blister in sight!! EVER!!

    http://www.drymaxsocks.com/

    Still excellent run!!

    My 5K 27.55. You know when i finished i was soooo out of breathe and i was coughing and weezing the entire day! What is that all about??? Too cold air in my lungs perhaps???

  6. Great job! The like the Balega socks. Since I started wearing them on long runs, I am free of the arch/pinky toe blisters.

  7. Great job knocking out the 5 miles! The running will set you free. i used running socks for the first time on my saturday long run and it was great. really helped my feet feel better. still, the run did have some disgusting parts.

  8. Sorry about the blisters, but that’s great about the run.

    And, um, can we borrow your Cabana Boy for a couple of days? A Mexican vacation sounds great and he sounds like a VERY good sport.

    Another round of margaritas, ole!