13 KM !!

Am I ever sore this morning! Last night I increased my distance by another 1.5 KM and did 13. I took it slow and steady at an average pace of 6:30/KM so it took me about an hour and 24 minutes. I don’t know what I was daydreaming about as I ran, but the time flew by. I could not believe I’d been out so long… well, except for my throbbing hamstrings and numb ass!

I’ll get in a few shorter, faster runs this week and hopefully add another 1.5 KM or so to my next long run on Monday.

In other news…. I WON A 7-DAY TRIP TO LONDON, ENGLAND TO SEE BON JOVI AT THE BRAND NEW 02 ARENA IN THE MILENNIUM DOME!!! Mom and I leave next Thursday, June 21st. :)

2 New Records!!

Monday I ran my longest distance yet: 11.5 KM! I took it nice and slow at an average pace of 6:22/KM so it took about an hour and 13 minutes.

Yesterday I ran my fastest 5 KM ever in 27 minutes!! Average pace of 5:24/KM.

I am feeling pretty confident and eager to gradually increase my distance each week til I hit the 21.2 KM half-marathon distance. Exciting!

I also had my physio follow-up yesterday. My PT think my quad is a smidge stronger, but my knee cap is still pretty out of whack. She poked, prodded and wiggled it around for 15 minutes to hopefully trigger the muscles that will help it settle back in place. I have three new exercises (squats and stairs – ugggg!) to really activate that quad muscle. Here’s hoping this works. In the mean time, I am still not in any pain (knock on wood!) so I consider myself lucky that I can keep on running.

Thanks for reading!