It was a perfect day for running outside, sunny and bright. The temperature was near 70 degrees. It was like a day in May. But unfortunately, my run wasn’t that pretty. And that made me frustrated a lot.
Today I went to the Forest Preserve Bike Trail. For the first time this year, I wore shorts and a short sleeve shirts for outdoor running. I was wearing a thin, light running jacket but when I arrived at the parking lot, I saw an old woman who was wearing a short sleeve t-shirts walking her dog. Then I saw a shirtless bike rider and two women were walking with tank tops on. ‘Okay, I don’t need my jacket.’
It felt so good. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right. And the pain in my left side is almost gone. I started the warm up. I wanted to have a good run. Well at least a decent run. But my legs felt so heavy. My left calf was stiff and wasn’t loosened up until 2 miles. I couldn’t run at the pace I used to run before I got that nagging pain. I got frustrated and disappointed. A few good things about today’s run were 1) I got plenty of vitamin D, 2) I pushed through it and ran 5.32 miles, 3) and I didn’t experience any side pain except when I sneezed. But still, I can’t help myself but sing the blues. I know, every runner has a bad day here and there and I will have better running days. I need to get rid of this sinking feeling. I just don’t know how right now. Maybe extra hugs and kisses from my husband, some more love from my corgis, and a good night sleep would help?