Monday I had a few hours in the morning before I had to go into work so I went for a run around the track near our house.
It was a strangely overcast morning and it looked like rain. I still headed out because it was a nice change from the heat wave.
Before my run, I ate my breakfast of two fried eggs and a piece of Silver Hills Squirrelly bread. I let it settle for a bit and then headed down to the track. I had the track to myself for the first half of my run and it was really nice.
The air was cool and I didn’t overheat this time. I ran the first three miles without walking or resting and then I did a run/walk/interval/run/walk combo. I also did some traveling lunges.
I ran about 4.5 miles total. After about an hour, I decided to call it good. The track was suddenly crowded so I jogged home.
Monday’s Run Stats:
Time: 1 hour 4 minutes
Calories Burned: 630
I didn’t have my side cramps with this run, so that’s good. I didn’t have any pain from my injury, either. But I did feel stiff in my hips a few hours later.
While I was running I thought about the upcoming Hood to Coast and wondered when my aggressive training should start. It’s over a month away but with my recent injury, I’ve been feeling nervous about pushing myself. Funny how something small can make you feel so timid!
QUESTION: How did you get your “mojo” back after an injury?