Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm Sore

My calves are sore but in a good way. I kinda like it :)

I accomplished my goal. I jogged the entire 3.5 miles. No walking breaks. Really crazy that I can do this now.

My new time was a little under 48 mins, so I cut a bit more than 5 mins off my time from last year.

I'm definitely happy with this and proud I accomplished what I set out to but I'm having a hard time not comparing myself to others. I run/jog damn slow. Really slow. To my credit there were hills in yesterday's run which I'm not used to at all. But, I'm still extremely slow.

I keep telling myself that jogging for 48 mins straight is so much more than I've ever done athletically before 2 years ago and that I'll keep improving little by little if I keep it up.

Near the end of the race I had some brief flashes of concerning knee pain in my right knee. Same knee I've had a bunch of surgeries on (I tore my ACL ~18 years ago). It didn't last long but I'll be keeping an eye on it when I run next.

Speaking of running next, C and I are training for our 2nd half marathon that's on August 7th! I put a ticker up for it. I'm excited but way more nervous now that I know the 3.5 I just did was pretty tough.

This week was week 2 of our training and this weekend we'll be running 4 miles.

C is much more enthusiastic about this next half marathon now that she knows we've done it before :) I know we can do it again and this time we have a time to try to beat!


  1. Run, Jill Run !!

    You inspire me to want to try to run again...slow and steady right. I did download the C25K app on my Ipod, now if I just need to do it !!

  2. Hi from ICLW! that is so exciting about all your marathons! I had been traing for my first half until infertility treatments got in the way. Good luck on your upcoming runs!

  3. Way to go with your improved run times. I have always loved the idea of running but my knees HATE it. I tried in college and, thanks to a knee I broke at age 6, the more I ran the worse my knee got.

    ICLW #6

  4. Here from ICLW. Way to go Jill! I started running a year ago and also am a very slow runner. But you know what, it's not about my pace but about finishing the race, hitting the next mile marker, and taking the time each day to lose myself on the trail. It's the best therapy out there! Keep up the great work!

  5. Hi,

    I'm visiting from ICLW. Love your blog and look forward to following your journey.


  6. Visiting from ICLW! I love to run, too, but haven't been doing as much of it since I started the IF treatments. 3.5 miles is great!

    Good luck on your half marathon!

  7. Hi from ICLW, love the motivation for running! I totally need something physical to get myself away from my ovary hating pity parties... Consider yourself added to my reader!

  8. I love that feeling of being sore from exercising - what an accomplishment! I'm so impressed! You guys are going to rock that half marathon!!!