As many of you might have already read, I started writing about running right after I decided to run a half-marathon race. I used this space to document all my weeks of training. However, as I started to increment my weekly mileage I started experimenting a lot of pain.
My personal trainer (Dad) really convinced me of slowing down and reconsider this thing of running a half-marathon on my beginner stage. He basically stated that my muscles need to create more memory and that in order to stay injury-free, I needed to wait one year more to do it. Changing my running shoes in the middle of my training plan was also a key factor for me to experience more pain and difficulty. So, I just decided to take my Dad’s advice because if I moved forward with this training plan I was going to end up not enjoying the experience at all.
However, without a structured training plan (plus beggining a new semester at school) I started running less. I don’t know about you, but I need structure in everything I do in my life and with running is no different. So, I decided to adopt a new and more reasonable plan which I’ll write more about at the end of the week.
I know I won’t have any problems with running in the days I have to run. The real challenge will be sticking to all of those strengthening, stretching and cross training days. The reality is that I kinda have to force myself to do them since I will always prefer to run (I would run every day if my body was able to but I’m just a beginner). So my mentality will be literally: Accomplishing my low-impact trainings = running with less pain and more joy.
Overall I feel pretty enthusiastic so let’s see how it goes.
I also feel very enthusiastic of seeing these beautiful sunsets more often. I don’t know if it’s this time of the year or if I haven’t noticed before, but sunsets in South Florida have been to die for lately. The one in the picture above was #SeenOnMyRun last week and I just can’t get enough.