I ran today… I completed the Hot Chocolate on Sunday and Friday(today) is the first time I got outside and ran on pavement since that time. My knees were pretty tender Monday and Tuesday and Thursday I kept on the elliptical at the gym. I am really worried about causing an injury, hence the nursing of the knees. But today I just wanted to get outside and breath some fresh air!
So I did. I bundled up and told myself... 30 minutes, I can do anything but Rap Music for 30 minutes. I have started listening to books on tape instead of music because they don’t have a 3 ½ minute switch. I find that I play games with 'one more song then you can walk'. But with the books, I get really into it and there is no logical stopping point... so I don't stop!
Today I didn’t want to get to far from home since I had to be on a conference call in 45 minutes so I just wove up and down the side streets off my road. That worked out really well. And I covered more ground that I would have thought.
My pace was slow, but I didn’t hurt – not one single step. And I felt great to be outside, listening to my book (Gone Girl right now) and working up a little sweat. I had a rough day Wednesday and instead of letting that pull me down I am back at it and moving forward.
Life is good