Workout: 3 easy miles, Pace Gloves
I've found a new injury-healing tool: whining to the interblogs. I'm 2 for 2 now. You should probably add this to your bag of injury tricks.
What I'm trying to say is, I ran today! And not only did I run, but I ran completely pain-free!
When I wrote my last post, I honestly thought I'd be out of the game for another week or two. It seems the internet healed me. It's science*.
The ankle felt great while hiking on Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday I tried some trail jogging to test it out. No pain. I spent the rest of the day trying to make it hurt (I'm crazy like that), and finally I was forced to conclude that it was actually better. I would have liked to have given it a couple more days just to be extra sure, but my desire to run was too strong. I really hope I'm not unconsciously foreshadowing something terrible with that statement.
Before we get to my run, some pictures!
It was super foggy the first three-fourths of the way up Wolverine, but just as I was about to turn around it cleared up just long enough for me to summit! Looking down at Anchorage.
Bailey, scoping out another rock to chase.
I like this picture because it looks like the fog is a wave crashing against that little hump.
The fog came back just as I was starting to descend.
Bailey, doing her stick-eating thing in the creek.
Now that I've built it up, I feel like I have to have an action-packed first-run-back story for you. I don't. I'll tell it anyway and we can pretend like it's the most interesting thing you've read this week.
After work, I suited up sans Garmin (it seems I've forgotten how to pack for a run) and headed to the trail I was totally sick of before my marathon. I was as happy as a clam. Every tree, every bend in the path, even every mean biker was exciting.
That's the end of my story. Interesting, huh?
Fortunately, I didn't forget how to run over the past three weeks (which I totally did after my six-week hiatus from running last year), and I think I was moving along at a pretty good clip. I ran in one direction for fifteen minutes before turning around for another fifteen. I could well have been running 15-minute miles, but I think it was closer to 9:30s. I'm excited to inject a little speed into my runs! With ample easy, slow running, of course. Easy running is key.
I'm going to have very little time to speed up before the half marathon I'm doing in August, but who knows? A sub-2:00 may still be possible. If I get anything other than a 2:04 or 2:11, I'll be a happy camper.
*this is not science
- Any exciting run stories out there? Obviously not more exciting than mine, because that's not even possible, but give me your best.
- What's your best injury prevention/healing trick?