No comments on my hair, I am well aware of its weirdness and I will work on it later today.
We set out to do 8 miles around the most beautiful lake ever.
Every step my lamesauce shins screamed at me. Dare I say it was worse than running a 1/2 marathon on a femoral stress fracture or maybe now I am just a baby.
I QUIT at mile 3 and had to walk back. I don’t quit. I have been forced to quit by other people but I do not ever stop, not just in running but also in every other area of life…..ice cream eating, work, forcing Billy to date me, Monopoly.
But today I had to. Do you like my fake happy face. I am really thinking in my head I want to get calf implants that are SO strong and allow me to run forever. The worst part was seeing other runners on the trail, I don’t get jealous very often obviously.
Billy is a smart man. I know it is so lame to cry over running but I want so badly to be able to run like I used to and spend the TIME and WORK it takes to get there.
As I was being a baby and crying to B, he reminded me that I am human. No matter who you are, you have to start slowly with running. Even though my lungs, brain and HEART are more than ready to go FAST and LONG, my muscles are just not ready for it. Resulting in shin splints.
Did you know that RYAN HALL grew up here…..I was hoping we would run into him at some point.
So the game plan…..few days off from running and start with just a few miles on FLAT surfaces at a slower pace and a new pair of running shoes.
Even though I haven’t mentioned it on the blog I have been thinking that I am going to be BACK to my old self FAST and in enough time for some upcoming races. I am learning that that kind of thinking is going to leave me injured and that I HAVE to realize it takes TIME to build back up!!!! Doesn’t mean I can’t crave a 2 hour run every now and then:)
Do you get ‘runner’s envy’?
-Watching races is the worst!!! I just want to jump in and try to catch the lead.
When was the last time you QUIT a run? What did you do to make yourself feel better about it?
-I ate a ginormous salad, 2 apples and now I am blogging from the massage chair while it massages my calves and at the same time looking up races for NEXT season that I am going to PR in:)