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Ava Cowan


Trial Run
09/13/2012

Let me try this again....I was beginning a blog and it disappeared, yikes.  I would have had this to you sooner, but I just use Word as a back up now.

Trial run, the name of my blog is about a few different things. I have not mentioned it but I am doing a trail run with my Olympia Prep. So I am depleting right now and for the next few days. I want to make sure that I come in exactly as I would like, this way I can see exactly how my physique will respond and gives me the opportunity to make any necessary adjustments. I'm excited, I just haven't done it before.

Here is how I make sure to stay on track.  I pack up all food and have it hidden.  Just to make sure! lol

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I also have been searching my area for an outdoor track.  Sure enough there is one about a mile away.  I haven't ran on a track since high school, but I used to the 440, 440 relay, the 50 and the high jump.  It was a sport to occupy my time, after I quit gymnastics when I was 15 years old.  My whole life I was a competitive athlete.  I even competed Internationally as a gymnast, a sport I was involved in for 11 years.

Since I was used to spending a lot of time in a very structured environment, I had to find another way to occupy my time, and I also didn't want to get out of shape.  I had always been in amazing shape, and to just stop all activity would have made me crazy, and I probably would not be in the kind of shape that I was comfortable with.  Track and Field kept me busy and out of trouble the last two years o f high school.

Fast forward to this week, to be honest, I was nervous to run.   There were quite a few people there and honestly it's not easy to start up.  My main concern was getting shin splints. Thankfully, I wear Mizuno's and they are amazing to run in.

So a few days ago I ran over a mile, and I could feel the stress on my tendons and joints almost immediately.  I have quite a big show coming up, so I only did a couple of sprints at the very end.  It was no amazing feat, but you have to start somewhere, and just starting is sometimes good enough and all you can do.  Plus, I was doing something different, which takes a lot more energy than as if I did the same cardio I always do.  So, I know I burned a good amount of calories.

Try something new...anything. That's my new motto.

Well, I have a few other cool things in the works, and I will let you know how my "Trial Run" goes.

It is a little hard to concentrate today, so I will leave you with this.

And I will be in touch over the next few days.

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