After my Divas 5K race in June, my running has been really inconsistent or not at all. I haven't been running in a long while so I started up again this week. The first day I actually enjoyed it. It felt like I was a runner. Usually when I run it feels like a chore. I was able to let my mind go and not think about how much I'm not enjoying this and when will it be over. It was easier jogging. I am still in the jogging faze and run really really slow. The second day I went out it felt like I was trudging along and not enjoyable at all. Yesterday I jogged a little faster, had a good pace and let my mind and body go without thinking about how I was jogging. So maybe I am slowly getting to where I could enjoy it and not think of it as a chore that makes my body hurt. I was keeping up with hubby who runs a little faster than me. So two days I've actually felt good and enjoyed the jog this week.
Before when I was running the top of my rib cage and hip would hurt. I found if I don't eat a lot before I run it helps with the rib cage cramps. This week I have been stretching my hip out a bit before I run so it helps. That is another reason why I enjoyed it because my rib cage didn’t cramp and my hip didn’t hurt.
Hubby wants to run a 5K with me so we are trying to figure out which race to do. I like the smaller races. I found one that looked good but it is this weekend which I won't be ready for. We are aiming for a race in September.
I am thinking about joining our local running club. Hubby doesn't want to join it because it is a “woman's running club”. Yes it was started by woman but there are a few men in the club. I don't see why it makes a difference. Who cares? Maybe I should just join myself. They put on runs and clinics for their members. It would be nice to get to know some other runners in town. Maybe I can find a beginner runner who runs at my slow pace to run with?