I woke up so sore today..my calves, quads, inner thighs, and my hamstrings too, I think. And the more I sit, the more sore I am when I do get up. Since it felt better to move, I decided I'd go out and try to run. But first, I did a bunch of stretching. I ran on the indoor track today. Actually, the run went well. I picked up the pace on a good portion of it. I'm sure I ran further today, but I don't have any numbers. 18 times around the track equal a mile. And I'm not doing all that counting. Maybe I should get a pedometer. Do they measure mileage or just steps? I'll have to check that out.
So, am I the only one who makes it a point to chew gum while running? I guess that little bit of chewing helps to occupy my mind a bit. It's funny because music hasn't done that for me yet. I may get pumped up during a song, but never get lost in the music to take my mind off of it. The music is just kind of in the background. And it takes me a while to realize that I'm listening to a song that I usually skip through. I'm not hardcore enough to run without music though. But I'd like to get to that point. Today, I made a deal with myself not to check my watch until I heard a certain song. By that time, I had less than 9min left. Then I made the same deal with the next song. I swear, I think that song is THE LONGEST song on the cd. I kept wondering when it would be over. I had about 2min left when it was done. Finally.
Music: Lazy Dog, Disc 2 by Jay Hannan and Ben Watt
Stretch: 20min or so
Warm up walk: 5min
Cool down walk: 5min
Breakfast: Smoothie w/strawberry, blueberry, banana, baby spinach, flaxseed, and soy milk
Pre-run: A few walnuts w/raisins
Post-run: Finished the smoothie
Dinner: Same as last night
Snack: Sesame crunch candy and So Delicious ice cream sandwich