Rash Ramblings

A runner once, an explorer always!

Cold and Stiff

I got up Friday morning feeling really stiff, my legs were sore, my shoulder was still hurting and the thought of getting out in the freezing cold wasn’t making any of this any easier. I got dressed anyway as warmly as I could. I was sitting there in the chair thinking how much I didn’t think I could make a run and on top of that how tired I was. I drifted off into a little nap for 30 or 40 minutes. When I woke up, two thoughts went through my mind. I could get undressed, take my shower and get on with my day and save this for tomorrow or I could go ahead and step out the door and see just how far I could go.

I chose to step out the door and go as far as I thought I could go. About an hour later I was back. I ran to the spider and back. It was kinda slow going in the beginning. I felt like I was struggling the whole way, but my total time was about average for that distance. It just goes to show your body will lie to you and you just have to know when to push on.

Saturday I ran to the spider again and  the running was easier and my time was somewhat faster. I am running my routes at a faster pace, but I think the amount of clothing I am wearing on these cold morning runs is holding me back somewhat. I guess I’ll just have to wait until it gets a little warmer to find out.

I took Sunday off. We are in the middle of grinding and staining some of our concrete floors and the furniture is stacked in the kitchen where I go through to get out the door. I know it is just a convenient excuse, but I am using it. Today it was in the low to mid 50’s on my run which meant a lot less clothing. I even had to take off my sweatshirt before I finished. The next few days should be as good for running…even a little warmer.     Fri  57:53.54     Sat  56:31.93     Mon  56:22.44

Gary

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