#Janathon Day 12 – turning it up a notch.. or two

I was really torn on the title of tonight’s blog post, between what I used above, or “the pressure builds.”

See, in continuing withe the Whole30 my wife and I are doing, I made this incredible pork chile verde.  We are dinner before I brought the boy up to chorus, and consequently  – before I went to the gym and ran.  Well as delicious as it was (and it was amazing, if I do say so myself), it seemed to respond like a can of soda in my belly.  The longer I ran on the treadmill, the more pressure I felt.  Now I did finish my run, just to reassure you, and there were no “accidents” of the sort that would make this a story I’d never forget.  Lets just say that as the pressure released, I was glad no one was in the car  with me.

But, with that aside – the run itself.   Since Monday is still choir night, I was off to the gym.

As I stepped on to the treadmill (pressure free at this point), I decided that if I was going to run faster, than I needed to run faster!  The treadmill got bumped up from 7 mph to 7.2 mph, my new standard treadmill speed.  My legs weren’t all that excited about it, but the choice was to keep up with the spinning belt, or go flying off the back.


My legs chose wisely.  The only pain/angst I really noticed was that lethargy in my muscles that started to step in around 1.3 miles.  This, I still blame the diet on.  Yet, I was more determined than ever to not fly off the back, so my little legs kept it up for the rest of it.

I do stop to think and get annoyed at how slow, and the short distances I am currently  limited to.  Then I remember I have only been running regularly for 12 days, and already managed a 20 mile week.  I don’t want to over do it and hurt myself – this is a good start.

So that’s it for the day’s running recap!  See you tomorrow on the same bat-channel!


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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