Today marked the start of week 2. Kiddo was my running buddy today (…for part of it, anyway. He took off and did his first mile in 6-7 minutes before slowing down with me. Yea, way to shame the old lady, bud. I am happy for him though.)
For week 2, the training plan says to increase to 1.75 miles. My first 1/2 mile felt difficult and I was a little winded. Granted, I was running laps on a 400m track at that point. I’m thinking the boredom was more to blame than my endurance level. At that point, I took off on the trails for the rest of the run: me, kiddo and Sheila.
No, Sheila is not the running girlfriend I usually blog about. It’s the silly name I’ve given to this figure-8 ankle brace I’ve been rocking, since she’ll clearly be with me for a while. Between Sheila and the recent injection, I’m happy to log another run without numbness or pain. The first mile I paced at 12:39 min/mile. The last 3/4 of a mile was much slower, at a 14:26 min/mile pace.
We got back home in time to (indirectly) watch the eclipse. Kiddo made a makeshift eclipse viewer thanks to his Google searching. You can actually see the sun’s reflection with it!
Lastly, I’m enjoying my two newest goodies: my new Elite Massage roller stick for only $9.99 that arrived super fast with free one-day Prime delivery (I used the heck out of it yesterday so I could run without stiffness today), and my new JVC HAETX30A Extreme Fitness Headphones with pivot-motion fit (I don’t really know what that means, but they didn’t threaten to fall out of my ears like my old ones, and I didn’t hear the slapping noise).