My lower back has been grouchy so I wasn't even sure I should have gone yesterday, but I was really itching for a run. After missing out on such great weather I couldn't let another day go by without at least trying.
Verdict. It felt pretty GREAT! My right hip flexor has had a bit of a niggle but seems to be okay as long as I avoid hills. (not real easy to do here) so I went with a route with minimal hills.
Five miles in I was feeling so good and was feeling like I could keep running all day. Guess my legs were happy for all that rest. I did force myself to call it a day after 6.28 miles. The 28 was for all the people that died in CT. Yes I even ran for the gunman. He was somebody's little boy once. I just wonder if he could have got the right help or maybe even just been raised right, if it could have been prevented.
I have to admit to being pretty shaken up by the whole thing and made Friday a kid night complete with pizza, ice cream, cream soda, cousins sleeping over and movies. Lots of snuggling too!
I also have not done much cross training HIIT workouts since I stubbed and bruised my toe. It was pretty sore for awhile. I did do a ZWOW on Sunday and another on Monday and today I am feelingit in such a good way.
I did use my elliptical on my 6 day (wow almost a whole week) no running spree. The elliptical didn't bother my back or hip flexor so it was great for exercise, but really is not the same as a good run!
Saw this in Runner's World last week and LOVED it. It was in ask Miles, someone asked if they should start running to music. Miles answered that
"Running is music"
It is. The steady or maybe not so steady sometimes rhythm of my breathing, the different sounds of my feet
crunching on gravel,
swishing through fresh snow,
splashing in puddles,
sucking through med,
pounding on pavement
the varying sounds as I step on grass, dirt,
or break through films of ice over puddles
the sounds of nature or cars in the background,
mooing cows, barking dogs, the howl of a coyote,
birds singing, geese passing overhead
the beep of my watch for another mile logged
the water sloshing in my water bottle
the wind blowing through trees
Tell me some of your favorite running sounds