Even though I was dreading this run, it turned out to not be too bad. I was pleased with my effort and outcome. I've been getting bored with my route. So, this past week, I've been shaking it up a bit. Still running part of the same route, but instead of doing all out and back, I've been doing more loops. Crazy, but, I like loops better!
About 2 miles in today, my left knee started to feel funky. I decided to just ignore it. Soon, I didn't feel it anymore. (It is feeling a bit tweaked today though.) My right calf was still tight today. Not completely sure what's going on with that, but I've also had a bit of irregular heart palpitations in the past couple of days. James and I think I may have a bit of an electrolyte imbalance. So, yesterday and today, I have had 8 ounces of coconut water with a bit of Accelerade (recovery drink) mixed in it to try to correct that. Eight ounces of coconut water has more potassium than 2 bananas. I'm feeling better. The day before I tried this concoction, I had no energy and irregular palpitations. The day after the drink, my energy was back to normal and the palpitations had decreased. So, I think I'm on the right track now.
Back to today's run. I felt pretty good until about 3.5 miles in. A short, but steep, hill got the better of me. I walked up a bit of it. After the hill, I kicked it to the end.
4 miles 47:06 11:47 pace
Mile 1 - 11:49
Mile 2 - 11:25
Mile 3 - 11:47
Mile 4 - 12:06
Yesterday, the family and I did a 3 mile fun walk with friends for JDRF. So, I ended up with more miles this week than expected.
On Friday, I rode my bike (2.2 miles) to Curves for my workout (and back too). On the way there, the owner of a german shepherd threatened to turn the animal "loose on your ass." Yep, I'll be sure I ride with my cell phone from now on so that I can call 911 immediately. Still can't believe someone would do that.