Sunday’s workout: 3 mile (slow and painful) run (9:58 / 11:02 / 11:11) | 4 mile walk, 18 min average | 2:30 min plank
Today was a long run day.
Minimum 9 miles; 11 if I felt good.
It had to happen because next weekend we are out-of-town for the annual Creeps Halloween Party, and I can’t afford to go two weekends without a good run.
But apparently I now have to.
My knee was aching almost immediately. Last week I was willing to run through it because I really wanted 10 miles. Today I was not so willing. Right now my knee is a nagging ache that is not serious; that could easily change, however, and I have to keep convincing myself to be careful.
The real kicker was that my circulation issues returned today. I probably could have managed another mile, but I was just so frustrated! It’s incredibly wearing to feel like I can’t improve because my body – or leg circulation in this case – continually works against me.
It has been better as a whole the last few weeks. I’ve been focusing on stretching my Achilles more and the compression socks have literally done wonders. Alas, today was a reminder that I can’t take the good days for granted.
I see some more careful runs and probably a bike workout again this week. I see a week of feeling frustrated and disappointed. I guess that’s life sometimes, right? Gotta roll with the punches.
Right now I needed some running motivation. I found some great ones use to all week:
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