Running update

Health and Fitness


Tickle Creek

It has been a couple of months since I’ve posted a running update, so I thought I’d post one today. It’s been going really well! I ditched the Couch to 5k plan because I was having technological issues. The Andriod app got updated and was completely messed up in the process. I decided to just start running 5k. So that’s what I’ve been doing the past few months, three times a week. I use Runkeeper to keep track of how far I run and I  LOVE it. I highly recommend it.

I’ve been running the Tickle Creek Trail in Sandy and I love it. The city finally finished the trail this past fall and it’s really nice.

When I can I like to do a trail run on the weekends and lately I’ve been going up to Wildwood Park in Welches. It’s my goto trail running spot. This summer I will run on some really great trails behind  Government Camp (they are currently being used for snowshoeing).

The have been having a difficult time motivating myself to run in the cold and dark. So  I haven’t. Wednesday mornings are the days when I have to deal with this. So I’ve been using the incline treadmill. Which completely sucks because it is a gnarly workout. I have to walk/run on that thing because I am not in good enough shape to run for any substantial distance. So maybe doing the treadmill is good for me. It’s a hard workout and it  will get me into shape if I am consistent. I just hate how boring treadmill running is.

Still struggling with plantar fascitis. I bought better shoes and that seems to help. I am also working on my form and trying to forefoot strike more. This helps tremendously. I also do yoga almost everyday which helps too.

I am going to increase my mileage soon. I want to wait until it warms up a bit more. My goal is to run 5 miles for my regular runs. I’ve decided that, eventually, I want to run a marathon. But first I want to develop the habit of running regularly. So this  year I will do that. Next year I will train for my first marathon.

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