I am happy to report that my knee has caused me ZERO pain during my runs this week. I haven't trusted my knee enough to head outdoors, as I'm still fearful I'll get far from home base and have to call for back up. No beuno. As of today right now, I do plan to take my long run to the street this Saturday morning. I am so incredibly excited about it too. This knee injury has been the PITS, a major bummer to say the least, BUT it has made me appreciate being able to run. I remember why I love to run so much. I'm amped up for a long run this weekend!
This week I've stayed indoors on the treadmill. The dreadmill. Don Don Don. Running the human hamster wheel is the ultimate in boring. The furthest I'm willing to run is 5 miles, and I have to have a plan when I step on the machine. I can not set the machine to 6.2 and zonk out for 50 minutes. I start thinking pound pound pound pound, foot foot foot foot, when. is. this. gonna. end....oh 30 seconds went by! Awesome sauce.
Here were my run routines from this week. The last mile always feels very challenging. I'm usually thinking the faster you run the sooner it's over, I can do this. I can do this! I will do this! I know if I want to get better, I'll have to get uncomfortable.Increasing speed by distance gives me something to focus on, besides how bored I am, or how much I want to go ask the girl four treadmills down where she bought her run top because lord knows I have enough stuff!
The winner from yesterday's giveaway will be announced tomorrow. If you haven't thrown your name into the hat, you still have time to enter here.
How do you beat treadmill boredom?