Recovery Run

Good morning all,

This morning’s run was full of focus, determination, and multi-tasking.

After allowing my shins some recovery time (the insides of my calves still hurt a bit), I dove into a very focused first run of the week.  I started with a slow, steady pace, concentrated heavily on my breathing, and focused on keeping my feet moving no matter what.  I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and running has such a beautiful way of breaking through all of the mental blocks and emotional turmoil, and truly clears the mind and frees the spirit.  My body was craving the release, so I gave in… and it felt great.

I ended up with a 1.59 mile run through the neighborhood:  16:33 minutes, 10:25 min/mi,


  • Mile 1:  8:59 mins
  • Mile 2:  12:15 mins

I think my time was sooo different on the second .59 mile because I walked up the hill on my street rather than running it.  With my shin issues, I read it was best to cut back on sprints and hills, so I’m taking it easy on those for now.

I rounded out my morning with some bicycle crunches, reverse crunches, and arm work using 5 lb weights.

I probably won’t be doing too much running this weekend, as my grandparents are in town from St. Louis until Tuesday, and my great aunt will be here tomorrow as well for a visit.  They are so much fun to be around, and I can’t wait to spend some quality time hanging out with them.

Have a fun, blessed weekend!



3 thoughts on “Recovery Run

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your shins!! Gosh running is just so hard on your body. Can’t help but love it though, especially when you get started and want to achieve a goal! I hope you recover in no time, and meanwhile that you enjoy your easy runs!

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