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Monday, February 1, 2010

Energizer Bunny

Since my sheets are in the dryer and I can't go to bed until they are dry, I decided to spend my spare time here, with you. I realize it is time to buy another set of sheets; my other set fell apart a few months ago and I have yet to buy more. Having more than one set of sheets is a good idea when you have two little kids who end up in your bed every now and then (which means pee, puke and other bodily fluids could accompany them). But I actually didn't sit down to write about needing to buy new sheets.

I am up to running two miles per day this week. Woo-hoo! My knees are feeling great, my abs are getting stronger, and I have learned some awesome (in other words I look like a TOTAL dork doing them) new moves to get and keep my legs strong in places that running doesn't target. So it would seem the physical therapy is doing the trick as far as getting my knees to their happy place. I only have physical therapy once this week and once next week. If all goes well, I'll be up to three miles each day next week and then back to my (somewhat modified) marathon training plan the following week.

I am trying not to stress about my two mile runs after looking at my regularly scheduled training plan for this week: 5 miles, 6 miles, 11 miles and optional recovery runs on the other days. At least I might get to that "happy place" distance during this week's runs since that usually happens around the mile and a half mark.

What is your running "happy place" distance when you feel like you could just keep going and going and going like the Energizer bunny?


  1. So glad you have been able to add another mile this week! Congrats!

    My happy place is around 3 1/2. I drag until then.

  2. Nice work! My happy place is mile 7. I hate getting there but after 7, second wind! I'm not sure I feel like I could keep going and going and going like the Energizer but I can keep moving which is all that matters!!!

  3. Awesome! You'll be kickin' butt in no time.

  4. Good job girl! I gotta sayt that it takes like 5 miles for me to "warm up" to get to that happy takes forever, I know.

  5. I don't know that I have a certain distance. It varies so so much depending on the day. In general 6 miles is a great distance for me to go. (not on the treadmill though)

  6. You are on the right track. I just keep telling myself better to come to the start line of a race undertrained than overtrained. Someone really wise said that. You will be fine, and best of all, you will be able to run. Don't let that training plan psych you out.

    And yes, you need more sheets. I am wondering how long you have to have sheets before they fall apart on their own?

  7. I would say mine is about 6 miles. I still consider myself new :-)

  8. I LOVE LOVE 10 milers, Double digits but not too far to feel sore the next day. You are being SMART and easing your way back. EXCITED to have runner Barbie back.

    WE only have one set of sheets too..

  9. I'm glad you're back on track! I would say that after about 4 or 5 miles I'm finally feeling loose enough to enjoy the run. Good luck!

  10. It's so hard to get back on track after an injury so good for you! My happy place isn't usually until the 4 mile point. I really wish it was earlier though!

  11. Five miles. That is the magical distance for me! It's just enough that I could stop and feel like I had a good run... but also I feel so good that I could do a few more easily :)


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