Yesterday I really thought I was definitely going Kickboxing and that I'd try for some kind of run beforehand. Whelp, that plan changed - for the better, I would say! I hit the pavement after work, only expecting 3 or 4 miles. I DID 7.1!!!!! Forrest Gump must have taken over my body because that is crazy for me! I have never ran more than 4.5 in my life! Maybe not running for six days did me some good. I also hit my fastest mile time to date - 9 minutes and second mile the pace was still about 9:15. Then for miles 3 to 7 my paces stayed relatively the same around 10:15 - 10:30. That, I think, made me the happiest. I didn't slow too much adding on! This run made me fully aware that I CAN DO THIS! I just ran a half of the Half Marathon, and I know I could pull the rest out of myself! :) I'm so incredibly happy and proud of myself right now.
Does this happen to anyone else... Lately, when I run my fingers and hands get swollen. I've only noticed it the past couple of runs. At the end of the run yesterday, it hurt a little bit to make a fist. And that's why I skipped kickboxing, I didn't want to hit the bag and hurt my hands.