I'm full swing into the training per doctors orders. Just sticking to my 3 miles, run-walking it (argh..still don' t like it), and doing my band exercises on the off days. I get to run 5 miles this Saturday...and i'm super excited about it. I like my new shoes and I think that she and I are going to make a good pair (they're pink so I know they are a girl). I'm not making any super-great paces but I looked at San Diego's website and you have to run a 17-18 min pace to not get yanked. I can do that. I know I can. So, not worried about that.
For some reason, now I really feel like a runner. I'm not sure what it is. Of course, lots of peeps stop to ask me about training, injury control, etc and pre-injury I was just totally excited. I wanted to tell everyone where I ran, who I ran with, how I felt, what I saw, what I listened to on my mp3 player, etc. Now, I'm just kinda like "yeah, I get to run again...." It's not that I'm not excited, because believe me I am! But it's more like telling someone that I brushed my teeth this morning. We all know I did, but who wants to hear the boring ins and outs of teeth brushing. That's kindof how I feel. I guess maybe the coolness of it has faded away. Or maybe it's just that I'm in my own world with it now and I don't want to let alot of people know that I thought I was gonna die on my 3 miles yesterday, or that I didn't feel like I had hydrated enough, or maybe the french toast for breakfast should have been skipped. And maybe I don't want anyone else to know that I spend alot of time thinking about my life and where it's going while I'm running. And maybe I don't want anyone else to know that i have become proficient in blowing snot rockets while I run and I credit alot of that to my success as a runner. Or maybe, it's just my thing now. I own it and my feelings towards it and don't feel like sharing.
Yeah, I think that's it.