Category Archives: 2011
“It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run. JUST RUN!” – Westley
Get out there in run! Speed doesn’t matter.
While working out at the gym this morning, a memory from my early teen years came rushing back. I remembered that I wanted to just run and run, as fast as I could. I thought maybe I could run in high school. But I never tried out and never thought that I could do it. A dream that never happened.
Now, some 20+ odd years later I’m finally doing it – I’m running! And have lots of encouragement from my sponsor, friends, and the running community. It all happened for a reason.
whoa, whoa…back up! How did even get into running? A friend mentioned that he was doing his second marathon and that kind of sparked something in me. I thought I should start running. Fast forward to today. It all happened for a reason.
Maybe it was meant to happen now in my life.
Woke up early this morning to do a 10 mile training run. Was feeling good when I started, legs were a bit sore, but they have been sore for the last week. So it was expected.
As the run progressed my legs started to feel heavy. I started to feel a bit of pain in my lower left leg. By mile 3 the pain was unbearable. I could not run any longer. I stopped.
I was very disappointed that I could not finish my run. But it was best that I stopped. I didn’t want to injury myself more. The rest of the day was spent icing my sore legs.
Let’s hope that my legs are recovered by the middle of the week, so I can try to get the 10 mile training run in before the half marathon on Saturday.
I recently ordered a pair of men’s 5″ Brooks Running shorts. However, by error they sent me a pair of women’s 5″ running shorts. I asked if I should send the shorts back, but they said I could keep them.
I’ve decided to give them away to my 500th twitter follower! Follow me @runwithwes
Please note that I’m not in any way affiliated or sponsored by Brooks Running.
Ow! I have a bad case of tendonitis in my right Achilles tendon. Unfortunately now I have to decrease my training while my tendon slowly heals. Until it gets better I must ice, ice, ice!
I’ve been sick for the last couple of days and unable to train. I hope I’m better enough on Tuesday morning to get a short run in.
Today was the start of training for the upcoming marathon. I’m training at a local gym due to the cold, rainy weather this time of year. I can’t wait until the weather is better to run outside!
I did a few miles on the elliptical and plan to slowly work my way into training over the next week.