I was literally BITING at the bit to go for a run yesterday. Wednesday night I had such anxiety, anticipation, and excitement I set my alarm clock for 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Then my friend called...and there was some wine...and I didn't make it up in time to run before sending the babes off for a day of learning. But as soon as they were dropped off, I was on the road.
I didn't have any sort of commitment. This was my first real run in 2 months, so I decided I'd play it by ear. My shoulder felt fine the entire run. I was able to crank in about 2.5 miles despite the heat. About 1.5 miles into it I got the feeling. The feeling I hadn't had in a while. The "Oh yes, this is why I do it!".
Last night I was pretty swollen and sore, fell asleep cuddled up to my ice pack. Today it's very sore, so I have taken today off and will, instead, do a longer run tomorrow or Sunday. Depending on how late I'm celebrating tonight!
My goal: complete my Run2Starbucks a 4.4 mile course.
2 Tuesday, 3 Wednesday, 2 Thursday
The ozone level here still sucks. That's my only complaint. I can't wait til the weather cools and we're breathing easier.