Last week I met up with my cousin who is a PT because I had been having some knee pain. I had been lowering my milage because I was worried I would really hurt myself if I kept running all the time. He told me I was okay to run and offered me a suggestion on changing my form a tiny bit. Since then I have been feeling good and going pretty hard, as in a few 5+ mile runs in 1 week. This has actually been my highest mileage week and I haven't even run Saturday or Sunday yet! I'm feeling kinda like
Sunday - This was my first time meeting up with the Exeter Run Club and my first run wearing compression socks from Crazy Compression, but they were hidden under long pants. For some reason I thought it was winter and wore pants and a long sleeve. Bad choice, Jessie, bad choice. We ran about 5 miles, 3 of which were in the woods on the mountain biking trails where last summer my dad impaled himself with his brake lever. So those were pretty freaking hard! By the time we reached the road again I was pretty much toast. But I did get back into the swing of things to finish out with 2 faster miles.
This club has some impressive runners in it. Most of them met up an hour earlier to run 6 miles before this. NBD.
Monday - Flatbread Pizza in Hampton NH has a weekly group run where the proceeds go to different charities all the time. For the month of June the proceeds are going towards my fundraising for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. So I will be there every Monday this month. This was the first week that I had to bring all sorts of fundraising materials, raffles, etc and was running wicked late from a meeting that ran late at work. So I barely made it there in time for the run to start, let alone set anything up beforehand. That probably didn't look very good....
On the plus side, someone did come from my posts on Instagram, which was cool! He is the leader of a local running series points race and is obviously really fast. I was trying my hardest to keep up with him for these 4.5 miles and felt like I might die...
I definitely thought about quitting, but I didn't. High five!
Tuesday - I went on a short 1 mile run with the pup. We were going an hour away to my mother-in-law's house for my husband's birthday dinner, so not much time to run.
Wednesday - National Running Day! I went to the gym but made sure I ran still. Got a 5K in on the treadmill. Sweated buckets. Then did abs with my gym buddy Ashleigh.
Thursday - I did absolutely nothing!
Friday - I ran 6.3 miles! Holy cow. I have never run that far alone. My other runs that long have either been my one 10K race or with my Team Challenge group with a ton of people to talk to and make the time pass by. I was pretty proud of myself for going that far all by my lonesome. And I did it all on my street, looping around hundreds of times. Some people probably thought I was pretty crazy after the 10th time I passed their house. hehe
Then I ate some Phish Food. Ben & Jerry's FTW!
Saturday - I have not run today. But I did volunteer at a 5K for the first time this morning. It was the Girls on the Run end of season race. I really think I want to coach for this program next year! It was so cool to see the girls crossing the finish line so happy and proud of themselves. I was proud of them and I didn't even know anyone!
PS- I realized that my half marathon is just over a month away and I still have to double my mileage...
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance