I am finally back to running!
It is hard to believe that I am running again. Three months ago I started my training to start running again after some injuries. See that post HERE. I knew it would take some time to get back to running but I am happy to say I succeeded in my goals and I am really enjoying running again. I love that I can run five miles without having to stop. I never thought I would reach this point but I took it easy with days of walking and running combined along with some great supplements. I also learned the importance of stretching, icing and wearing the right shoes.
These cute shoes are the Mizuno Catalyst. I have never worn this brand before and I like the way they fit. These shoes are lightweight and do a great job of supporting my feet, even my high arches! I just love the way these shoes conform to my feet, like wearing a glove.
I am loving these Fruit Me Up! all natural fruit pouches for a healthy snack after running. I love that they contain a full serving of delicious fruit! They also contain no added water or fruit juice concentrate and have 25% less sugar per oz. than most leading brands. Don't you love how the pouch matches my outfit? These fruit pouches come in many flavors. They even have ones that offer an extra Boost of nutrients like calcium, fiber, antioxidant Vitamin C and Omega-3 ALA in every delicious flavor combination. I just love the colorful pouches!
My next goal with my running is to start increasing my speed. Right now I am comfortable with just running five miles a day. I am thinking a couple more weeks of getting more comfortable with my distance before I try increasing my speed. Then I will do spurts of speed to get comfortable with the breathing. I might even register for a 4th of July race this year. My ultimate goal this year is to run the 5K race at the ShiftCon conference in December.
I am sure by then I will be back to my 8-minute miles.