I don’t remember much of the 3.1, because it’s been a few days, but the 8 is still fresh.
The first half mile as good, which surprised me, because usually I am struggling until I get warm. The next 2 miles where not fun. First I started with shin splint pain in my right leg. Well…that’s something new.
That started to go away after mile one, but in the mean time I developed side stiches. At mile 1.5 I was having a not so nice conversation with the powers that be, but something told me to just shut up and suck up.
After all, I am able to go out there and run. I should be able to handle some discomfort. That’s nothing compared to what some people have to go through. So I grit my teeth and continued, and eventually the run did become more fun.
I loved mile 3 to 4 and 5 to 6. They are both downhill, and I feel very strong during those miles.
I ran a negative split. I am not sure by how much, but I am pretty sure by a minute at least. That’s always good.
Overall it was a slow run, but I am sure that next week I’ll be faster and stronger. 🙂
I want to take the time and thank everyone for their donations. Some of the notes I have gotten with the donations have touched mine and Roger’s heart. Thank you sooo much!