Vacation Day Run


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 drank some chocolate milk for my recovery drink, did my stretching and then cleaned up for work!

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?

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4 responses to “Vacation Day Run

  1. two fried eggs. So good. I love running when its overcast and cool.

  2. That is an awesome workout! Girl…rock it!

  3. It is a little hard getting to mojo back after an injury. After I hurt my back, I gingerly stepped in – which is so not my usual style. Your body certainly tells you when enough is enough. Interestingly at 3+ months out, running is still the thing that brings up my injury to me. Not biking 100 miles, not lifting weights, but running. It’s been the last thing that still gives me some pain issues and I feel kind of scared of it now. Guess this isn’t very helpful to get *your* mojo back LOL!

  4. I take it really slow when getting back into running or working out. I stick to walking for a long time because it’s so gentle on the body, and try going for shorter runs to test out the injury.

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