I was having a hard time finding someone to watch the kids yesterday so I could go for a run, but as luck would have it, my husband is self employed and was going to be around the house for a little bit. I scooted out the door as he warned me he needed to be leaving in an hour or so. This put a certain urgency into my run as I wanted to be able to get in 12 miles today, but could see it wasn't going to happen. No biggie.
So I decided if I wasn't going to get quantity I would make up for it with QUALITY! I did an easy warm up mile. Then ran down a big hill for half a mile, turned around and hoofed it back up. After that all my miles were under 8 minutes miles with the last one at 6:58, for a total of 7 miles in 55:56. The last two miles were into the wind even. It felt pretty good to push the pace and get out of my comfort zone.
I was pretty happy with my run.
Here is where I start whining.
What was not happy was just below my right knee on the inside. It started feeling uncomfortable during the 5th mile but then kind of worked itself out. After I sat down for an hour or so and then decided to do a Bodyrock.tv workout I got 5 mountain climbers into it and had to stop.
It hurt really bad. So I iced, compressed, and took an ibuprofen. I did some upper body exercises instead.
Not sure what the problem is. It doesn't feel in the joint or bone though, so I am guessing a soft tissue type that got inflammed. So I will try to run today, but rest if I have too. Sigh.
Who wants to take a rest day on a day off of work when it is 50 degrees out in January. NOT ME!
Wish me luck!
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