Left or right

by - Monday, June 29, 2009

I was less than eager to get out of bed Sunday morning when my alarm went off at 5:45 in the morning. I hit snooze a few times but eventually dragged my butt out of the bed so I could get my run in before the temps climbed too high.

I did my usual prep routine. Toast, water, threw a Gu in my pocket and I was out the door. My target was eight miles, taking it up to nine or 10 if I was feeling good.

Turns out my legs had other plans and right around mile one I had to stop and walk because my left calf was crazy tight and I could feel a bit of a shin splint developing. I walked for a minute or two and felt better so I picked the pace back up again. A few minutes later the nagging shin/calf pain came back.

Stopped and walked again. I continued this way until about the two mile marker when I had to decided if I was going to turn left and push through the full eight miles or hang a right and cut the mileage in half.

I went right, cut the run short and iced a bit when I got home. In total I went four miles in 42 or 43 minutes. So my time wasn't too crappy despite the leg issues. Hopefully things go better the rest of the week.

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In weekend news, I saw "The Proposal" Saturday night with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds and it was hillllarious. I truly hadn't been expecting that much out of it, but it cracked me up!

And in Monday morning commute news, I was able to take the Red Line on the metro for the first time since the accident last week. It was really crowded and running very slowly, but I got to work only a few minutes late. So I'm crossing my fingers that things will be back to normal sooner rather than later!

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12 comments

  1. wonder what was up with your leg. hope you can figure it out so you can go left next time!

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  2. I really want to see The Proposal...I love Ryan Reynolds, who will always be Van Wilder to me!

    I hope the leg is holding up!

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  3. Sounds like you made the right decision in cutting your run short. Glad to hear things are starting to get back to normal there...

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  4. I've had some planned runs exactly like that; they're disappointing, but at least you got something done, and you'll have a really good, solid run soon!

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  5. I'd say that's the way to listen to your body!!

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  6. good idea cutting the run down since the leg wasn't cooperating. hope it corrects itself/heals quickly.

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  7. Dang. Good luck with the uncooperative leg!

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  8. Hope the lower leg pain lets up! Good idea to cut the run short.

    Thanks for the movie opinion. I've been thinking about seeing that one! :)

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  9. I heard that movie is great!!! hope you leg is feeling better soon :(

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  10. Ugh, that sucks about your leg! Hopefully it starts feeling better soon!

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  11. hope your leg is feeling better! hate when i finally get myself up and out the door and then have some other sort of issue.

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  12. THe proposal was wayyy funnier than I anticipated!!

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