I just realized in titling this post, that it could be taken in two ways: 1) Running, so far… and 2) Running soooooo far!
Although the correct interpretation of this is the first one, a rundown of my running adventures, so far, and not in any way bragging about how far I can run (which isn’t far yet), I still feel really…successful, I guess! I’m following the program as best as I can, and doing yoga on the days in between. I spent the majority of last week being really sore, and had pretty miserable headaches all day after I would run. Friday, I decided to try eating all day to stave off the headache, and guess what! It totally worked! So, not only do I know how to not get headaches, I also get to snack all day…
Yesterday, I started in on the second week, and I woke up feeling sort of “bleh.” I had a carrot, drank my orange juice, and laced up my shoes, glancing at the ominous clouds. As soon as I headed out the door, it started to sprinkle, and by the time I got to the park, it was full-out raining, but strangely enough, that run was my best yet. The rain kept me cool, I ran more than I had the week before, and I couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face. Even on my cool-down walk back home, I felt like I had some energy left over to run a bit more, and I came home dripping and grinning.
I am still pretty excited about it, so I will even show you this red-faced post-run photo: