Yesterday I finally got my hip and cardiovascular system to agree to run 5 miles. Of course I am going to share the details with you!
1.) When it takes me as long to run 5 miles as it once took to do an actual long run, I feel justified in calling it long. Right? Just because I am extra excited that I finally hit 5 miles and want you to really believe me:
2.) I ran through one of the more interesting neighborhoods of my city and I got one super awesome shout out that went something like this: "Hey you don't even need to lose no weight!" What do you say to that? Thank you? I did in fact say thank you because the guy didn't seem like he was trying to be vulgar or threatening and I had just looked at my reflection in a store window and thought, "hey you need to lose some weight."
3.) I am going to miss this running scenery when we inevitably move out of Duluth.
4.) The foam roller and stretching were my best friends after my run. To be honest, I am still fairly unsure of how to use the foam roller. I have a poster that demonstrates different uses, but I always feel kind of silly anyway (which is why I am not including a picture here).
Are you good at foam rolling?
What's the best thing that someone has yelled at you while running?
What's the longest long run that you've ever done?