I can't believe that Wednesday marks the beginning of week 2 already. I feel like I was just telling Liz that I had this idea for a running challenge and shabang...here we are starting week 2! And people are doing it with me!
I logged 10.5 miles in Week 1 (starting off a little ahead never hurts :)). Overall I felt good about getting the miles in, but I am having a pain in my knee when I run longer than 3 minutes at a time so I am doing mostly intervals. I think it is my IT Band...I know this is pretty common, but it stinks to have pain.
Anyone have any good suggestions for IT Band therapy. I have heard of using a foam roller, but have no idea how to use one or even what to buy...suggestions??
Liz has also given me a great idea to do a badge or something to mark progress on this quest. I am thinking of something, but haven't had much time to devote to it. I like the idea...what about anyone else doing this journey with me? Would you think a badge was cool?
Hope your week is going well...I know that some of you have kept me in the loop on your progress, but I would love to hear how you feel now that week 1 is complete...
Oh, I almost forgot, I know that I talked to a few people who thought 500 miles might be too much as a starter goal. I recommended cutting the goal in half to 250 (average of just under 5 miles a week...that is less than a mile a day!). And, if you don't want to run, don't. Just have fun and enjoy the challenge as you move on to the next milestone!