Five miles, it’s so nice to meet you finally!
After what seemed like a long time not running, I finally got back on the treadmill today. I was starting to panic because my 8k is next Saturday. Feeling very unprepared.
I wasn’t sure how long I would run, but after a mile, I was ready to throw in the towel. But I kept on pushing.
Once I hit 1.5 miles, I told myself I would go to 2. Then it was 2.5. Then I figured hell, I might as well just do a 5k.
I did my usual run/walk intervals, and once I hit 3.1 miles, I told myself I could go a little bit further.
After it was all said and done, I stopped at 5. It was a number I NEVER thought I would see.
As well as this number:
656 calories burned! Woohoo!
It felt damn good.
Well, sort of.
My legs hurt BAD. I now understand what other runners talk about when they say their legs feel like dead weight. When I got off the treadmill, I felt like I might collapse because my legs felt like jelly.
Hmm, and that’s not even HALF of a half marathon that I want to do. Yikes.
I guess I’ll cross (or crawl across) that bridge when I get to it.
To celebrate, I made one of my new favorite smoothies.
- 1 banana
- 1 spoonful Trader Joe’s Valencia PB with roasted flax seed
- 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
- extra golden roasted flax seed
- chocolate almond milk (I hate dairy milk, but this is delicious)
Hit the spot.
Time to go enjoy the rest of the weekend (on the couch)!