Another run, another day in the bag!

Today we ran another 3 miles. I attempted to concentrate on my foot placement but don’t think I was a successful as I would have liked. I think for the most part I was just tired. Kelly on the other hand, wanted to get some speed work in so she incorporated some fartlek’s into her 3 miles. Even with feeling tired I was glad I got out there and got my miles in. I hear it’s all about the miles… but who knows. After we got back to the house I tried to video record myself running on the treadmill to check my foot strike and gait. That also didn’t quite work like I thought it would. There wasn’t enough light in the room so even when I slowed the video down I really couldn’t tell exactly where I was striking. I could tell I wasn’t doing a severe heal strike so that’s a plus. I know I’ve come a long way… exactly 556 miles since the first of the year. But I know I have a long way to go… hopefully at least another 444 miles. Not only the distance… but the improvements in my form and gait. But I can’t stop here. I’ve got to be constantly working towards becoming a stronger and better runner. So what kinds of specialty runs do you do? So there was another thing that crossed my mind as I was finishing up my run. We were actually walking back to the house when we passed another couple out running. We had crossed paths with them earlier when we were running. This time as we crossed paths the lady mentioned how we were walking faster than she was running. Part of me wanted to tell her that at least she was out there moving. But I didn’t want to get in the way of their run so I just kept it to myself. I’ll admit I love to see people out moving. It doesn’t matter how fast or how slow, whether its on two wheels or two feet. We have become the leading nation in obesity. We as individuals might not be able to fix that problem. But we can get out there and move… and with it improve our own lives… maybe even extend it. So take every day and every run and make the most of it.