I know, I know… I’ve been here two full weeks as of Thursday night, and I only got two runs in? No injuries this time, just plain bad planning, and admittedly, some laziness…
I swam on Wednesday, and went a kilometer this time, no energy to go a full mile. Plus, I need to buy a new one of these, since I packed mine in the regular move — ooops!
I really have a hard time of keeping count without it. I daydream when I’m swimming…
Anyway, finally on Thursday, I put on my running clothes as soon as I woke up, to force me to get out there. My plan was to run to the Mall of Asia and back. I had to leave the house at 4pm for a Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour at the Marine House at the Embassy, so I knew I didn’t have all afternoon to do it. Not knowing if the heat would take a beating on me forcing me to take walk breaks, I really wanted to give myself enough time, plus also allowing me to buy a water there if needed.
Finally, laziness won out… And instead of running to the Mall of Asia, I went the 100 feet out of my door to the treadmill. How bad could the treadmill be, right? (Apparently I have short term memory loss…)
I brought my Five Fingers shoes with me — the first time in a run after almost a year! — and did half a mile with them, before switching to my regular running shoes for another 2.5 miles. (The one advantage of the treadmill — no need to carry stuff with me.)
Just like the first time, it was grueling. I don’t know how people can go for miles on end on a treadmill. It’s all mental for me, I know, but heck, it’s boring. Then to make the mileage go faster, I forced myself to do sprints at a 7 min/mile pace (only for a tenth of a mile or so each time), which means I was also tired. Then the hip started hurting again (WTF?).
All in all, I finished the 3 miles, but hated every minute of it. Next time? I better get my butt out there and run outside. It’s overdue.
Today my calves are super sore, blame it on the Five Fingers!