I'm pretty sure the last time I updated, I wasn't doing a whole lot of anything towards preparing for this 1/2 marathon looming ahead. I had found a "plan", but that was about it. Since then I've actually been hitting the pavement and ran 5.2 miles this morning! That may be peanuts to some of you more experienced runners but that's farther than I've ever run in. my. life.! YAY!
About that 5.2 miles...It did NOT feel good. Seriously, my feet hurt, my stomach hurt, and one of my toenails decided to gouge one of my other toes and make it bleed. Is running always this painful!? One thing I know will help is to hydrate better. Diet Coke and coffee are my best friends and I find it really hard to give them up. :)
Anyone have any advice? Or do I just need to suck it up and power through?