I was debating all day about 1) whether I wanted to run at all (my shin has been aching all day), 2) if I did run, did I want to run with the group at Luke's or 3) if I did run, did I just want to go to the park for a loop? I decided on running with the group from Luke's.
With the 18-wheeler mishap on I-10, I was just happy to arrive at Luke's with time to spare. Much to my surprise, I learned that there was no run tonight because it was inventory night at Luke's! Lucky for me, there were a few other folks who were missed this announcement last week and we had a small, informal running group. I was happy that Mary Jane could make it and I had a chance to meet a few other folks.
We ran to Shepherd, crossed Allen Parkway and ran along the bayou. We reached Waugh, turned around and headed back. I forgot my watch and have no idea of the distance, temp or humidity. By about 1/2 way into the run, my shins were killing me! Mostly on the left, but even the right leg was aching. I was happy to make it back to Luke's, because by the end of the run, my legs hurt with every step and they ached the entire drive home. I am very annoyed by this pain. I want to run, but my legs do not!
Today at work, I made a dr's appointment to everything checked out. Unfortunately, with my insurance changes this year, I can no longer see my favorite Ortho (Dr. Provenzano). Bummer! Last year, I had terrible case of achilles tendonitis the week before the 25K. Dr. P and physical therapist, Harris (who is also a marathoner), had me up and running in no time! I ran and finished the 25K with no problem! My new Ortho is not available until the 17th, so tomorrow's appointment is with my regular dr.
Conditions - Upper 80's/Low 90's, high humidity
Running time - 30 min
Distance - ~2.5???
Pace - ???
Pts used - 30
Activity pts earned - 4
Flex pts used - 6
Flex pts remaining - 12
Run long & Livestrong!