I RAN THIS WEEKEND!!!
Not far and not fast, but still it was awesome.
I wasn’t planning on it at all. Saturday morning I woke up and went to the gym to ride the bike, figuring that would be my fitness for the day. Well 4pm rolled around and Betty started talking about going to the playground. I was all set to load her into the car, but then I thought…why not take her in the stroller? It was a nice day to go for a walk so I threw some fruit snacks in the cup holder, gave her a bottle of water, and off we went. And then my foot was feeling good so I decided to test it a little.
My toes felt a little awkward, but not painful so I ended up jogging most of the way there and then nearly all the way home too.
Man was it HOT though and so so so humid. I didn’t even care. I was huffing and puffing so badly by the time we were almost back to our house that Betty looked up at me and said “Mommy? What’s that sound??”
Oh nothing, dear. Mommy’s just having a heart attack and loving every single minute of it.
The next morning my inner pessimist woke up expecting to be paying the price for the playground trip, but I was no worse for wear! I went to barre class and then Mr. Salt took Betty up to his sister’s house to play with her cousins. I had the whole afternoon free. After doing some shopping at Target – because that is the most obvious thing that one should do if they are sans child for the day – I had no idea what to do with myself. At any other time the answer would be obvious. I messaged Helly and told her how badly I wanted to go for a run, but I didn’t want to push my luck.
A walk would be okay though right?
I really did walk too! I walked one mile and just like the previous evening I was feeling great. So I ran.
90+ degrees with stifling humidity and I was sweating like a disgusting pig and it was glorious. 4 miles total. PAIN. FREE.
I guess the shot really is working. Today I was finally able to look at my training plan for Baltimore without feeling like I was going to throw up.
How was your weekend? Did you run? If you are training for a fall race, how’s it going?
Happy Monday and I hope everyone has a great start to their week!