Today I was in a mood. Not quite sure what kind of mood it was but it was not exactly good. Normally a good run makes that mood go away, not today.
I set out for an easy 7 miles. Immediately I realized it was not going to be easy and to make things even more awesome (insert sarcasm here) I had over dressed. A mile in I tied my sweat shirt around my waist and continued on (annoying). Normally, I can lose myself in my thoughts and find myself in La La Land, not today. I have had some heavy things on my mind lately and I guess it carried over to my run and my LEGS. They felt heavy and just didn’t want to move. My right shin started aching and I started focusing on that ache. Not a good idea. With every step I could feel it and it felt like my leg might just snap in half if I hit the next step at just the wrong angle. Ewe! That would not be good. Then I imagined how that conversation would go, “Hi honey, my leg just snapped in two at the shin. Think you could give me a lift? Oh, whose phone am I using? Some stranger who just stopped to gawk at this sick leg wound.” I told you all I can be dramatic.
Needless to say I survived 4 measly miles without my leg snapping in two. I call today a success. And so it seems I am facing some early signs of my old shin splints. Yay ME.
Tomorrow I am planning on hitting up a hill to do my ¼ mile intervals. We will see how that goes.
Today I am grateful:
Burgers cooked on the grill.
My Little Buddy’s wild imagination that cracks me up constantly.
Houses that decorate for Halloween!
Costa Rican Coffee...mmmm....
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