Well, today was obviously not my day to run!
First off, I think that running in the morning is so much more difficult that running in the late afternoon because your legs are still stiff from sleep and your muscles are not yet awake. My shin was sore when I woke up but it usually is, so I mapped out what I though to be a 2 1/2 mile run on MapMyRun.com and set out on my way. The first mile was really hard and my shin did not get better. My legs felt heavy and it was already in the 90s (and it was only 8:00!). But I still kept going and after I ran about a mile and a half I took the turn that MapMyRun told me to make and soon I found myself in an area I had never been that was definitely NOT on the map. I got all turned around and confused, ended up walking a lot, and my shin hurt with ever stride I took.
It was really not a fun run at all and now I’m just super discouraged again because even though the Doctor gave me the okay to run, I just don’t think it should feel like this! 🙁 If I run my my hand down my leg there’s a certain spot, mid-calf on the inside, that feels like a very very tender sore bruise. Not fun. I don’t think I’ll be running again for a couple days. Anyways, who knows how far I went total this morning…here are my stats:
Duration: 38 minutes
Average Heart Rate: 182
Max Heart Rate: 200
Before I left, I had half of a clif bar (sorry no picture–it was early and I was still asleep!!), and when I got back I made a creamy bowl of oatmeal on the stove. I used 1/2 cup Quaker Old Fashioned, 1 cup light vanilla Silk, 1/2 banana and 1 huge spoonful almond butter.
With a cup of organic English Breakfast tea…I then sat, ate my oats (they were suuuuper creamy this morning!!) and iced my shin. Meh.
Our plans are sort of up in the air for the day. We are trying to check the surf because usually when storms go through the gulf we get “big” (haha) waves here in Tampa. I’m sure if we don’t end up surfing, we will still do something outside because it’s gorgeous outside. Not really fall weather though because it’s supposed to be in the high 90s again today!!
Have a great day! 🙂