Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 17th, 2010 – 3.88 Mile Run

The continued prayer is, “Lord keep me focused. Keep my mind stayed on You. Help me to bring You praise. I know You believe in me. Please help me in my unbelief. Amen.”

This was more of a stroll. It was supposed to be a rest day, but Chris was going to be busy every night this week except tonight. So even though I ran last night, I had to get out again today because if I didn’t get this run in, I may not be able to get another one until Saturday.

So I set out, meaning to run the 1.5 to the high school, do intervals around the track for about a mile, then jog the 1.5 miles back home as a warm down.

Just before the 1 mile mark, there is a creek with a bike trail that runs along the sides. It’s part gravel and part asphalt. I changed my plan on the fly and decided to run the creek. I’d run it before so I knew the distance there and back is about 4 miles. That would be a fine work out and I thought the change in terrain would work different muscles and be a little easier on my knees and AT.

Mile 1 was slow, but fine, of course. With this route, I start the run out on a slight decline, which is different from my normal run, but I took it slowly anyway because I want to get that extra kick at the slight incline at the end of the run.

Mile 2 was quite a bit rougher. I was at the turn around point and the pressure on my AT and heel is enough to make me walk for about a tenth of a mile. Then I picked it up *very* slowly.

I made it back home without any issues. AT’s gonna need ice, but I won’t need any pain meds and that’s good.

This run was pleasant enough. No pressure, just a Maintenance Run to keep me in the habit of doing it. Tomorrow will be the rest day. I promised the kids we’d make cupcakes from scratch for no reason. Ya can’t beat that with a stick!

Pretty kids' toes!!! Just 'cause.