Last Wednesday, I got in a good "life catch up" walking session with my first running buddy, Jenny. We did 2.3 miles and the next day we met again to walk and try a bit of running - although she has some foot/shin issues that made her have to quit running a while back, Jenny wanted to see if we could bring back the magic of our runs. We walked a 3/4 mile warm up, then ran a mile doing 1:1 intervals, then walked a cool down and ended up covering a total of 2.3 miles, which made me laugh because we took a different route, but apparently that was our number for the week.
On Saturday, nine of us from our running club met for an easy run. This was the first time Jeff ran since he hurt his foot in January...it wasn't pain-free, which was disappointing for him, but in all honesty he probably overdid it. Most of us set out together, doing an easy pace at 1:1 intervals. My shins started hurting right away, which was weird. I don't normally have shin splints, and they weren't bothering me on Wed/Thurs, so I have no idea what was going on. It wasn't the most fun run for me until about 1.5 miles in; then the pain calmed down and I felt better. We ended up doing 3.7 miles. I like the off season - it's nice to pick a random route and not worry about hitting a certain mile before stopping. After our run, we had breakfast at Blue Baker where the food and the company were equally good:
Yesterday I covered 2.6 miles, ALL BY MYSELF. I am a social exerciser and I do everything in my power to find someone to run or walk with. But all of my workout buddies were busy, so I decided to go to scary statue park and mostly walk, but also run a bit, on my own. I was aiming to leave my house around 7:30 am; I actually left two hours later...hey, at least I finally made it, right? It wasn't that bad, although I was the only person there except for two groundskeepers and a man sitting in his car...I love that park, but it's a little too desolate when I'm there by myself.
Now, if I could just get back into doing a workout DVD once or twice a week, that would be peachy...