Monday, January 26: Rest Day
Tuesday, January 27: 4.11 miles running (10:57 pace on treadmill)
Wednesday, January 28: Rest Day
Thursday, January 29: 4.18 miles running (10:46 pace on treadmill)
Friday, January 30: Rest Day
Saturday, January 31: 3 mile running (10:22 pace OUTSIDE)
Sunday, February 1: Rest Day
January’s running ended for me on Saturday totaling 113 miles for the month. I was pretty happy about that number until I realized that 48.6 of those miles were done in four days. Oh well, it’s still my second best mileage month (November 2014 was 122 when I was in the thick of Dopey training) and that’s coming off the Dopey Challenge earlier in the month.
Yesterday I got my monthly issue of Runners World and there was an article called “Hip Check” in there. How does Runner’s World know that I’m having hip issues?! Two weeks ago, I randomly noticed at work that my hip was bothering me. I’m so stubborn that I just tried to ignore it. Well, it’s still there (not as bad of a pain anymore) but definitely a wake-up call that I really need to do my hip exercises daily again. I had to go to physical therapy about 18 months ago and I don’t want to relive those days again. Not only is PT expensive (insurance only helps so much) but I couldn’t run for a month. So I’m going to try for at least 15 minutes everyday to foam roll and do hip exercises… especially since I have such a busy Spring running schedule!
It’s another busy running week for me with a 5.5 mile run/walk scheduled for Saturday and a 15 mile run on Sunday. Right now they are predicting snow for next Sunday…. I really hope not as I’d love to complete both weekend runs outside! Hopefully that groundhog will not see his shadow and winter will be over faster 🙂