Now that we have that out of the way...you might have seen on my facebook page, I did 12 miles on Wednesday. This is a very easy way for me to get in my longest run before the half marathon, on V's first day of school. I can do it outside (which I have done in the past, this year was inside, because last year I got freaked out, and didn't want to get kidnapped/die/do it alone) but instead I did it on the dreadmill. I don't want to admit, but it was a really hard 12 miles.
you have to add 100 minutes
As you all know, I am SLOW..imagine a turtle running through a vat of peanut butter...that is how fast I run. I do a walk/run, actually 3 run/1 walk. It is much easier for me on the dreadmill, but on the track..I fall apart. It is crazy. I can easily jog over a .25 mile on the treadmill, but while at the track, running over a 200m is HARD.
Have I mentioned before, how hard my brain makes things?
On top of this fun, my newest shoes (which is the same shoes as I have been running in, but new) are giving me shin splits. OK, not fun at all. I have been foam rolling, using the stick, resting more than I should be for half marathon training, etc.
I gave in on Wednesday, used my completely worn out/toe pushing out shoes and didn't have an issue with shin splints. So obviously I need to break in my new shoes.
Also, I will probably use my old, worn out shoes for the half marathon coming up. I honestly don't know how to make this better.
As you all know, we go running with some amazing people. They all make it look so effortless. I am completely out of my mind jealous. Not the kind of jealous, where I want them injured, but the kind of jealous, where I want to look the way they do, and run and run and run and not be so winded, and hurting and my stupid brain telling me, 'this is hard, what are you thinking, you can't do this'.
This will be my 4th half marathon with Fox Valley, and last year I hobbled through injured and crying at the finish. This year, I wanted it to be different, and yet...I am scared I will be crying once again when I cross that finish line.
I really know this whole running thing would be easier if I would lose the weight, but it hard to lose the weight. I like to eat/drink.
Please send lots of prayers/strength to me for the half marathon.