The second gif in this post is mildly NSFW, so make sure your boss isn’t standing behind you. Unless you’re into that.
I ran, ya’ll!
I’ve been grounded from running for six weeks but I can’t say I hated it or even missed it. Every time I thought about running, I thought:
While I was in Texas, I decided to run a half mile during one of my normal walks after my recovery period was over. That was mostly because my walks were taking so long and I just wanted off the treadmill faster but also because I just had to know how this running thing was going to go down now that I’m toting a new pair of ladies.
Ok, so here’s the deal. It was a little awkward at first. During the first quarter mile I thought, “heyyyyy now, what’s going on down there.”
Picked that gif because of the incredible likeness to how I look running. I look just. like. that.
I decided to start slow and see how I felt from there. That half mile turned into 3.5 miles of pure awesome that I did not expect. After the first couple minutes of awkwardness where I kept thinking, “my God I am hyper-aware I have boobs and nipples,” I didn’t feel any different from pre-boob running and I starting kicking running’s ass in normal fashion.
I started around an 11:30 pace and ended up running a 9:15 toward the end. I felt pretty great. I took two walk breaks but still, that was a lot faster and longer than I had intended and…probably not the best idea.
My hamstrings were so, so sore the next day. Note to self: If you haven’t run in six weeks, do not run 3.5 miles at your normal pace idiot.
I guess those running endorphins lasted awhile because they clouded my judgement enough that I added a few races to my fall schedule.
- UCF 5 Miler (10/13) <— I’ll be doing a guess-my-finish-time giveaway again.
- St. Augustine Half Marathon (11/17)
- Orlando Half Marathon (12/7)
- Celebration Half Marathon (1/26)
I’ll be running all four of those with my long lost running lover, Michelle. Reunited and it feels so good. Now I suppose I’ll have to start training for those races at some point…