This is how my week wrapped up. I was surprised that even with my busy schedule I was still able to get my workouts in through either running or teaching class.
Sun- I was able to get off work early so I did 6 hot and sweaty miles at 8 pm and it was still in the 90's with real feel being 100.
Mon- Still really hot and humid, I still managed to complete three miles.
Tues- 4 miles
Wed- Taught Body Pump then had to work, no run.
Thursday- Ran 6 miles in the morning with my running buddy, then another 5 in the evening with each other.
Friday- It rained the majority of the day, but when it did stop I was able to get another three miles in.
Saturday- Ran 11 miles in the morning. That was one of my longest runs in a while. Wasn’t the easiest run for me, but I did complete it.
This week has been one of my higher mileage weeks in quite a while. It made me thinking about when runners talk about junk miles. What constitutes a junk mile? Is it a short run, a run that doesn’t feel good, but you're still out there getting it done? Or one that is not on the schedule, but you end up doing it anyway? To me, I think all miles are created equal, and you never come back from a run and say, “I wish I would not have done that.” Regardless of your pace or distance, a mile is a mile. At least you are out there doing it.