When I left off with the treadmill I was doing 4.5 and almost to my breaking point. Today I was able to push it up to 4.9 for quite a while. If my thighs weren't burning so bad, I most likely could have finished the entire two miles at that pace - possibly even at 5.0! Actually there were three factors holding me back today. The first was my shorts. What a HORRIBLE idea. What in God's name was I thinking? The second was the fact that I stubbed my toe SO BAD this morning, I'm pretty sure I am going to be kissing the nail goodbye. It hurts pretty bad. It actually hurts just sitting still and I just ran two miles on it! The third factor was the gym itself. It was hotter than the friggin sun in there. OH MY GOD. When I pulled up you could see steam on the windows! It was bad. Ugh, it smelled like corn chips and body odor in there. BLAH - that was nasty! Usually this place is well kept up. There must have been a really stinky dude in there before I got there! HA! Anyway, one GOOD thing about the deadmill is that for some reason I am able to keep better form on it. I keep my head held high, my arms and hands are relaxed and I take longer strides. I'm thinking I will start doing the deadmill once a week until I can get those things ingrained into my body!
I have my first 4 mile run scheduled on Friday! I'm NERVOUS! Please cross your fingers that my toe is back to normal by then!! I KNOW I can do it - but it's still scary! HA!!
Thank you so much for reading! Have a WONDERFUL night!! -Monica