Yesterday was one of those mornings where I really had to pep talk myself to get out of bed and get out for my run. I had not slept good at all the night before and was tired. Bed was feeling really good.
I needed to get out the door before quarter to six for my planned workouts this morning. I got up at 5:30 and briefly considered going back to bed. I wondered if my plan of running down to my parents house 3.3 miles away and biking back was a good plan or not. My foot hurt two miles into my run on Thursday and I really don't want to make it worse.
At 5:40 I got my butt out the door. SO glad I did. The sun was just about to come up. My favorite time to be out running is before and during sunrise. The clouds were pink in the sky and there was a rainbow of all things at 5:40 this morning. It was really faint and hard to see in the pictures, but I took a few where it is pretty visible.
It looked like the rainbow ended on top of this hill and lit it up. Really it was the sun coming up over the hills behind me lighting it up, but I thought it a neat photo.
I liked this picture just for the pink clouds in the sky.
3.3 miles of awesome yesterday morning. I wanted to keep running. and running. My legs are feeling so good, no foot pain and a beautiful morning. I got to my parents house, Dad and I aired up the tires and I was off! The biggest problem was that it is mostly uphill from their house to mine. My quads were on fire! I had to stop and walk it out a couple times.
This morning I rolled out of bed and was off on the bike again just before sunup to another breath taking sunrise. I biked 5 miles, then ran 1.2 just to see what it felt like to run after a bike ride. Weird. My legs felt all wonky. Then I hopped back on the bike and did a total of 10 miles on the bike.
I felt good when I was done. I didn't want to go to far my first longer ride on the bike. It really isn't the same as running. Do bikers get the same high that runners do? I wasn't really feeling it. I kind of wanted to go run after I got home, but I am resting my foot. So I didn't. Maybe tomorrow.
I did 5 to 5:30 minute miles on the bike all on gravel. Not real sure where this is on the spectrum of things. Sometimes I pushed hard and other times coasted along.
I am hoping by next weekend my foot will be healed up and I can go for a nice long run. I am kind of craving one.
Do you crave long runs when you haven't done one for awhile?
Bike vs running.. does biking leave you wanting more?