Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of September 19th - September 25th... this past week my Grandma S. had hip replacement surgery.  It was definitely bitter sweet for me.  Bitter because I worry about her recovery and sweet because she was in such horrible pain and this will hopefully solve the problem. During the times I ran this week I choose to think about her. It truly pains me to see both of my grandmothers age and to not be able to do the things they once could.  I take for granted how lucky I am to be healthy and in good physical shape. I decided to run this week for all the people who can't run... because no matter how much I dislike it sometimes, how sore I get, or how tired I am some days... I want to savor the moments that these two legs can carry me and I can run. 

I think that I have finally came to the conclusion that I'm not going to be able to pull off running my Half Marathon this year.  I'm disappointed in myself.  I should have pushed harder, not let school and work get in the way of my training, and ran tons more than I have. It makes me sad and I feel like I let people down in the process (including myself).  But on a positive note, I'm proud of myself for what I accomplished this summer.  I ran my first 5K and 10K.  For me that was a huge hurdle!  I haven't given up on running a Half Marathon.  I plan on keeping myself in good shape this winter so I don't have to struggle to build up my mileage in a short amount of time.  If I am able to keep up running around 6-7 miles in the winter that will help a lot.  My main goal is to run a Half Marathon before I have my first child. That of course gives me a lot of time, but I want to do it next summer if possible.

Monday, September 19th, 2011 - abs/stretch/strength

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 - sprinted 1.7 miles (I ran with Dan tonight... I couldn't do distance so I sprinted instead)

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 - ran 3.14 miles

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 - abs/stretch/strength

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 - ran 4 miles

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 - REST DAY!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 - REST DAY!

Total miles for the week : 8.84 miles


Sarah said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma! I hope she makes a quick recovery and everything goes well with the surgery!

That's so inspiring to run for those who can't. You kind of forget that sometimes. That one day you won't be able to do the things you can do now. It really makes me inspired to run more!

Don't be too hard on yourself about not running the Half. You don't want to push so hard that you get injured! I bailed on the 10k I was supposed to run in June because I just wasn't prepared for that distance. It was definitely disappointing. But, there will always be another race and more opportunity to train.

And thanks for the interest in the photo challenge! I'm going to try to get up the schedule later this week! :)

Sarah said...

That's a great idea for the photo challenge! I found another awesome webpage with tons of weekly theme ideas! I'm getting excited now! :)