Making Running Routine

By on Oct 13, 2018 in Running |

As I said in my last post, I ran 5 miles without stopping at my new pace, and that I’ve run several 3 milers. And that I have a problem with keeping my running routine…


These 3 milers have renewed my love of running once again. It seems like every time I don’t find time to run for a week or so, the next run just renews my love of it and makes me miss it, even more, when I don’t do it!


Those longer runs, 5 miles, however, hurt my body. My hips in particular. I can’t run for almost a week after that, because of the pain of just walking. I decided that my body just can’t handle 5 miles right now. I need to slow down and stop pushing myself as hard.


That brings me to my 3-mile runs!


That distance is just right for me, not too long, not too short. I have gotten a bit faster with my 3 miles as well.


That makes me more excited!


I am trying to make 3 miles my running routine and habit. I tried something new today and actually liked it…As soon as I woke up, I got dressed and headed out the door to run!

Usually, this is the time I do breakfast, and laundry, and dishes, but I’ll just have to find some other time for those now! I also tried something new to help me build up endurance.


I have found out that it’s better not to run whole time….yet. I ran half a mile, walked a quarter mile, ran half a mile, walked a quarter mile, and so on.


This seemed to work really well! I think I will keep that for a week or two and see how it goes!

And I had a tremendous 3.5-mile run just the other weekend with that interval rhythm, and I walked around for about 20 more minutes just to enjoy outdoors! I then came home, and took a nice shower before beginning my day of playing mommy, laundry, and dishes!

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