Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

This morning, I was reminded that I'm a father at 4am and 5:30am by my two and a half year old. He had woken up at 4am to tell us he needed to go to the bathroom (potty training has been pretty smooth for this little guy), and then did not go back to bed.  At 5:30am he was jumping in his crib asking for his brother.  I went in to quiet him down and put some stuffed animals in his crib to play with.

I did not fall back asleep, but I did lay in bed for a while.  I left the house at 6:30 for my run.

Due to some pretty severe thunderstorms yesterday afternoon, I was not going to attempt my Clopper Lake loop.  I have slipped on the loose leaves and tripped over tree roots on the trail there before and I did not want to run it in even more slippery conditions.  Since the kids were up, I decided to stay local and not drive to one of the other locations I was considering running at.  I ended up running around the larger roads that surround my community - about 7 1/3 miles around.

My hamstring did start hurting again about 3 miles into the run.  Again, the pain is not severe, however, it is noticeable.  Whereas normally the pain goes away immediately after the run when I'm only running 3 or 4 miles, today I still have some pain.  Just in time for my doctor's visit tomorrow morning :-)

I did hit a pretty major milestone during todays run....500 MILES for the year!  Since the year is not half over yet (15 days shy of the year being half over), I am definitely on pace to top 1,000 miles for the year.  WOW!

It's a pretty big progression.  Here's my mileage for the past few years:
2005 - 325 miles
2006 - 535 miles (first 1/2 marathon)
2007 - 600 miles (two 1/2 marathons...although I trained for three)
2008 - 500 miles by June 15 (full marathon!)

1 comment:

Rick said...

Congratulations on the mileage milestone, Mike! Keep up the great year of running and, most importantly, keep enjoying it.