Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Well everyone, I think it's happened. I might be starting to feel this so called "runner's high." I noticed a twinge of it during the 5k on Sunday, and I haven't stopped running since.
I thought that I would take Monday off because by Sunday evening, I was wiped out from the past week. However, I suddenly felt this surge of energy on Monday afternoon, so I ran 2 miles at the gym. Yesterday, my body needed a little more convincing - I was hell bent on getting a run in before I met Mineko for coffee and a movie, so I quickly hurried home and jumped on the treadmill. My body was tired... so I only ran 1 mile. But 1 mile is better than no mile at all, yes?
Today, I thought I would just work out on the elliptical machine. A funny thing happened - I got a major cramp in my left side while I was on it. I have finally reached the point where I don't get them any more when I run, and BAM! there it was sneering at me on the elliptical machine. I realized that I had a different breathing technique on the elliptical, and it wasn't an effective one. So I finished up my 2nd mile on that machine and finished with a 3rd mile on the treadmill instead. Tomorrow, Christi and I will run the neighborhoods at lunch, I think 2 miles.
While my runs haven't necessarily been getting faster, I am not concerned by it yet. I just want to consistently keep active, as I feel the need for it every day.
One bad thing? Sports bras give me a neckache which turns to a headache. Anyone else ever experience this? Sometimes this happens when I wear the sports bra for a long period of time, however I wouldn't consider 25 minutes a long time. By the time I get home and showered, I start feeling the pain immediately. Grr.