May Running Check-In!

Hey there! So after yesterday’s heavy post I thought we could just chat about running today! I did an April month in review and thought I’d post a May month in review too.

Last month I didn’t run the entire time we were on vacation; however, the rest of the month was really good to me. Most days I would feel some level of tightness during the first 5 to 10 minutes of the run and then it would just completely go away.

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The tightness always reminds me of my physical therapist who said I would have tight calves my whole life, which is kind of frustrating, and also maybe wrong? Not to hijack this post with June updates, but last night I ran 2.5 miles and had absolutely no tightness at all. I think that’s the first time that’s happened … EVER for me and it gives me hope!

I still only ran three days a week in May, but my weekly mileage finally got into the double digits which felt like a small victory! I think once I get back into the 20 mpw (miles per week) range I’m really going to feel normal again since that’s my comfortable range. When I’m not training for anything I like to be around 25 mpw just for fun.

Of course I think SOON I will be training for something… a fall half marathon :). I’m not exactly sure when that will officially kick off, mostly because I haven’t picked a specific fall half yet, but I’m sure training will begin this summer.

Again not to jump to June in a May recap, but this week my coach increased my running from 3 days a week to 4 days a week which is very exciting!!!! I love feeling like I’m building towards something, and of course when it comes to half training I’d like to be running at least 5 days a week.

Anyway, aside from running I continued to be consistent with lifting, although I didn’t lift on vacation either but it was a recovery week for lifting anyway. I’m honestly so proud of myself with sticking to my heavy lifting schedule while running because I’ve really never done that before. I just know it’s going to pay off in my quest for new PRs in the future!

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  1. Heather [is probably running]

    Remember last year when you could barely run for 5 minutes without your calves getting painfully tight and you would have to stop? It is so awesome that you just crushed 2.5 miles without a minute of pain and tightness.
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    1. Kristina

      It’s crazy to think about that…. progress felt sooooo slow at points last year and some days I felt like I’d never run again. But it was all worth it!

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  2. Ana

    I’m glad your running is going well!! Do you think all the walking you on vacation will help?

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    1. Kristina

      You know I didn’t really think about it at the time but I’m sure it didn’t hurt!
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  3. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I’m glad everything seems solid and you are progressing! You must feel amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Kristina

      Even better than amazing I feel normal! I know usually amazing is better than normal, but in this case normal is exactly what I want!
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