One week down, three to go. So far so good.
This week brought subarctic conditions to Calgary. -30C was normal. Windchills were -40. It was miserable. And I opted for my treadmill instead of risking life and limb outside. You know it's bad when I'd rather be on my mill.
I almost gave up before I technically started to streak! But I hit the treadmill for a peppy little 2k to kick things off right. So boring. I knew I was going to need to find something to distract me better.
And I decided to see if compression might help me bear this pounding on the mill...call it an experiment for the week (or month)
Thank goodness for Netflix - distraction found. I fired up season 6 of Gossip Girl and 5k flew right by. Blizzard and super cold snap made the treadmill a necessity...
ahh - the be able to run in shorts and a sports bra while the rest of Alberta is in 1000 layers...
Though, I started to realize that day that I need to have hubby move his weight bench. The new layout of the workout room leaves me in a prime position to be impaled by that olympic barbell.
Repeat of Monday. Not fast, but considerably more enjoyable.
Only had time for a quick 2k...
Decided to give my body a rest and walked my 2k.
I made myself a deal - 5k on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I wouldn't need to get in a long run this weekend...Friday kicked it off pretty good.
But then Saturday hit. I started off fine, but then a sharp pain in my hip drew me up short. Pinched nerve. Soon it became too painful to run and almost too painful to walk. I ended up slowing my pace to below 12 min/km. I couldn't get off the mill fast enough when 2k hit...so painful.
Today, I woke up without pain. I decided I'd see if I could fit in the distance today.
Rainbow socks FTW! I needed some happy colour.
I had to run errands in the afternoon so ran a quick 2k at lunchtime and figured I'd try for another 6k in the evening.
Good thing I ran when I did, because we ended up having dinner at my MILs and didn't get home until after 9. So much for that second run...
But at least I got in my mile for the day. Streak mission accomplished, even if I didn't get in a decent long run distance - I still got in a higher mileage week than any I've run recently. I call that a success.