So far, so good on the training. I know I'm still in the "easy" weeks of the schedule, but I feel great so far. Well, except for the shin splint working its way into my right leg and the little pain I'm feeling in my right foot... minor things. Although, minor things that could turn into major things if I'm not careful. So, when I get home from work on Tuesday morning, I'm going to try out a place called Pace Setters in Portland that has you run on a treadmill and will tell me which shoe would best support my foot based on my form. I'm looking forward to it, I think the Nike's I've been wearing aren't the most supportive considering all the running I'm doing.
I found it pretty easy this week to find time to run, but I know it's going to get more and more challenging as the summer progresses and I have to work on 2 of the week's training days. After my 5 miler yesterday, I had to shower quickly and head to the airport to commute to work and then fly 3 legs, which made for a long day. I really enjoyed my 3 mile run on Thursday. I ran to a little park in downtown Gresham and Rick drove down there with the kids, so when I finished my run I was able to play with the kids at the park. It gave me something to look forward to during the run and also provided me with a new route- I'm quickly boring of the routes around our neighborhood. Man, are there A LOT of hills around our house. Hills are slowing becoming my running nemesis... although I suppose they will help with my stamina and endurance later on.
Now, the big challenge this week will be our trip to Disneyland. I am suppose to run 3 miles on Thursday, the day we fly out at 6:40am, and run another 5 on Saturday, our last full day there. I will be figuring out how to work them in without taking away from our vacation time. Maybe shifting my 5 mile run to Sunday evening, after we return, will be the best idea.
Total Miles: 15
Days Missed: zero!! :)