Happy Global Running Day to all you runners out there. I am linking up with Kristin at Jonesin’ for a run, with a peak into my miles !
Why do I run ?
It is a long term investment in my health. It keeps my heart healthy, my stress under control and my weight down. In order to protect my knees, I am a fan of the Galloway run/walk method, especially for long runs. It is about the finish lines, not the finish times.
How do I plan to celebrate national running day ?
Not running. For the first time in ages, I have a pulled calf muscle, so I am taking things a bit easy at the moment. I walked 40 minutes, swam 35 minutes, lifted weights, planked.
Total miles this year ?
735 km, 456 miles. The most I have ever run in 5 months.
Big event on my calendar so far ?
I completed the Paris Marathon (my first) on April of this year, and the next big race on my calendar is NY on November 6th. In between the 2 races I have some funner races. One in Versailles and one in Central Park, within a week of each other. I just hope my lower leg will be on the mend.
Before I leave for a run, I must have…
Done a dynamic warm up. If I don’t, I will pay for it. My shins tighten up if I have not faithfully done high knees, heels to butt, ankle rotations… I have a routine which lasts 5 to 7 minutes and do it faithfully.
Do I track my miles, and if so, how?
Yes, ! I have just finished my first Believe journal and am getting ready to start my second one. I am not obsessive about tracking, but since I am a bit tad nervous about injury, I use it to make sure I do not up my mileage too fast.
Favorite running partner ?
No one ! I am a cat runner through and through.
Cat runner !
Races I have run this year ?
Nice to Monaco Half Marathon in January and Paris Marathon in April.
Once piece of advice about running ?
Listen to your body, especially as you get older !
My relationship with running in one word ?
Did you run for National Running day ?
How would you describe your relationship with running in one word ?
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