I mentioned a few weeks back that I was fortunate enough to make it through the lottery for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. One of the really excellent things about this (in addition to getting to run it,) is the fact that they will give you a free training plan. All you have to do is sign up for the Beginner, Intermediate or Expert level.
I went for the intermediate, as that seems to fit with where I was (As opposed to where I wish I was) the best. Today’s run was listed as a 2-4 miles, so 3 miles seemed the obvious choice! It was on a treadmill, so it was fairly dull.
There is good news associated with today’s treadmill run however! I looked over the recommendations people have made regarding shows to watch and watched the first episode of “The Walking Dead.” Granted it was a bit slow to start (like the first episode of any series), but also had a good base to grow from. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s run so I can see if he gets to Atlanta and finds Lori and Carl (his wife and child) – no spoilers please. I also want to say thank you to all of you that made recommendations for me!
The running is feeling fine as far as hernia pain is concerned. I do still have some residual pain – but it seems to be the side that I didn’t have my surgery on, over the other side now. I have known for several years I would eventually need surgery on that side as well, so while its annoying – it isn’t surprising. The other side seems to be doing much better, which leads me to believe I didn’t rip it out.
I am VERY thankful for this.
Some great running-clothes purchases this weekend, will post pictures later. But I suggest going to check out old navy and see if they have bright orange running tops on sale for a few bucks near you!