Monday, June 29, 2009

Left or right

I was less than eager to get out of bed Sunday morning when my alarm went off at 5:45 in the morning. I hit snooze a few times but eventually dragged my butt out of the bed so I could get my run in before the temps climbed too high.

I did my usual prep routine. Toast, water, threw a Gu in my pocket and I was out the door. My target was eight miles, taking it up to nine or 10 if I was feeling good.

Turns out my legs had other plans and right around mile one I had to stop and walk because my left calf was crazy tight and I could feel a bit of a shin splint developing. I walked for a minute or two and felt better so I picked the pace back up again. A few minutes later the nagging shin/calf pain came back.

Stopped and walked again. I continued this way until about the two mile marker when I had to decided if I was going to turn left and push through the full eight miles or hang a right and cut the mileage in half.

I went right, cut the run short and iced a bit when I got home. In total I went four miles in 42 or 43 minutes. So my time wasn't too crappy despite the leg issues. Hopefully things go better the rest of the week.

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In weekend news, I saw "The Proposal" Saturday night with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds and it was hillllarious. I truly hadn't been expecting that much out of it, but it cracked me up!

And in Monday morning commute news, I was able to take the Red Line on the metro for the first time since the accident last week. It was really crowded and running very slowly, but I got to work only a few minutes late. So I'm crossing my fingers that things will be back to normal sooner rather than later!

12 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

wonder what was up with your leg. hope you can figure it out so you can go left next time!

Susan said...

I really want to see The Proposal...I love Ryan Reynolds, who will always be Van Wilder to me!

I hope the leg is holding up!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like you made the right decision in cutting your run short. Glad to hear things are starting to get back to normal there...

Jess said...

I've had some planned runs exactly like that; they're disappointing, but at least you got something done, and you'll have a really good, solid run soon!

Wes said...

I'd say that's the way to listen to your body!!

Jamie said...

good idea cutting the run down since the leg wasn't cooperating. hope it corrects itself/heals quickly.

Steve Stenzel said...

Dang. Good luck with the uncooperative leg!

Annette said...

Hope the lower leg pain lets up! Good idea to cut the run short.

Thanks for the movie opinion. I've been thinking about seeing that one! :)

aron said...

I heard that movie is great!!! hope you leg is feeling better soon :(

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Ugh, that sucks about your leg! Hopefully it starts feeling better soon!

lindsay said...

hope your leg is feeling better! hate when i finally get myself up and out the door and then have some other sort of issue.

RunToFinish said...

THe proposal was wayyy funnier than I anticipated!!

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