I must admitt I haven't been as faithful to running as I should be. Life just sometimes gets in the way. But I am proud to say that I'm back on track and at least trying to get into a regular schedule. I really didn't feel like running today to tell you the truth. You know those kinds of days, where you're just so bone weary that anything other than a soft bed just isn't your cup of tea. I pushed through it and as soon as I laced up my shoes I already felt that itch. The one that would only be satiated with a nice hard run. So that's what I did. Started out on my regular route, only planning on going two miles. But ended up going three. Which is just right for the training schedule I'm supposed to be on. I even sprinted at the end, getting up to a pace I haven't seen in a while. I think the extra pushes may help me in the long run, just based on intervals and whatnot. We'll see. I'm just glad I felt so good after this run. No headache, although I'm still getting side cramps.
I had gotten the side cramps and headaches worked out about six months ago. But without running for four weeks they have crept back up on me. Nothing I can do but push through them and know they'll eventually go away. All in all a good start to my second half marathon training. I'm so excited, I feel so hopeful I'll be able to complete this second one in record time for me :D