May. 8, 2015

On the road again...

"Ran with Riley for the first time in a month! It felt so good, but I was very fearful of hurting my back. I'm walking today - so far, so good! I actually outran Riley! For the last month I have been doing the elliptical for an hour and then walking at a semi-fast pace at a level 11 incline for 15 minutes. I ran a hill yesterday and felt so confident and strong. When you know that you can walk a hill on the treadmill for 15 minutes without stopping it really transfers to running up one for 5 minutes. I was also reminded yesterday about how the weather really affects performance. It was a cool 60 degrees and overcast - add another 10 degrees and things start getting harder. I've seen some charts specifically about heat and running times. I'll do some research and share it in the next journal entry."