Sunday, February 27, 2011
We're home again - it's so good to come home! :) I've had a good week, though - got some ideas to incorporate into our curriculum, made some great contacts, mapped out (tentatively) my doctoral project (you don't do a thesis for a clinical practice doctorate - instead, you do a big capstone project) - all in all, a very productive week.
I also managed to work out every day at 5:30 a.m. - running on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and a whole-body weight workout on Friday. Our organization's wellness committee hosted an informal walk/run every morning, and the group pace was a bit faster than my comfortable pace, but I hung in there with them for the faster runs. Every mile this week was a sub 10:00 pace - some of them as fast as 9:05, which is pretty fast for me.
I also wore heels every day (which I never do - my "uniform" is scrubs and sneakers, with a white lab coat for the office). I mention the heels only because I started having some shin pain on the left leg this morning after the workout, and I wonder if it's the fact that I ran harder for several days, or the heels, or a combination of the two.
My goal several months ago was to break the 10:00 barrier. I think I've successfully done that, at least on the shorter runs. I'm now wondering if I shouldn't take a bit of a break and do a few runs at an easier pace to see if this pain goes away. I can always pull the inclines back out, because with those you get a kick-butt workout without all the pounding of a fast pace. Tomorrow is slated as a weight workout with short period of cardio after, so we'll see how I feel. If I'm having pain, I'll go at a slower pace on a high incline and just make it a hill workout. Or maybe just hop on Jacob's Ladder for twenty minutes - if any machine will kick your tail, that one will!