1 x 100m single arm w/ fins 1 x 100m single arm no fins 1 x 100m pull buoy 1 x 100m front crawl (????) 1 x 100m front crawl (2:30) 1 x 100m front crawl (2:40) 1 x 100m single arm w/ fins 1 x 200m front crawl (5:34) 1 x 300m front crawl (8:31)
I felt so alive when I ran today. The sun was shining over farmer's fields as I ran by two beautiful horses. A couple of people were mowing their lawns and took time to wave a friendly hello. My new Newtons propelled me forward and while I held back for the first 5k, I just let my body go for the second half and enjoyed the invigorating feeling of picking up speed and feeling great. It was one of those runs where I thought about how far I have come and how grateful I am to be running with two healthy knees. I soared up hills and just took the time to enjoy how strong I felt. Physically and emotionally. Things have come full circle since the heartbroken, defeated person I was last summer after first year law school. I am now so happy, so strong, confident, and in love. Life is really, really good.
First "real" run w/ the Newtons. They were awesome going uphill; it actually felt like the helped lift me up the hill. My ACL repaired knee needs to adjust to them but felt fine other than the occasional lateral twinge. Nothing abnormal. Amazingly, no blisters! Today (the next morning) I feel great. No more calf tightness than normal.
I took them for a one mile spin last night (my day off) and oh boy, they are sweet. There is comfy cushion on the heal and forefoot, just where its needed for the forefoot running I've been trying to improve lately. I cannot wait to run more in these babies!
I am a 3rd year law student with a nutrition background conquering my fears and balancing all of the things I love! I use this blog to track my training daily.
My Personal Bests
Half Marathon: 1:59:25
Sprint Triathlon: 1:39:27 (.750km swim + 20km bike + 5km run)