This morning was one of the hardest runs I can remember. I was so tired because I did not get much sleep last night. My husband was flying to Norway and I always have a problem sleeping until I know he has made it safe. I got up this morning despite wanting to crawl back into bed and completed my 4 mile run. It was NOT fun. My knee was killing me the entire time. I slowed my pace down to an easy jog and I still could not take a step without sharp pain throughout my knee. Todays mission was simply to cover the distance, I did not care how long it took me to do it - JUST DO NOT STOP RUNNING! That was my moto!
I finished with an 11:21 avg pace which is my slowest 4 mile run to date, but at least I got out there and did it! After my run I took my dog for a 1 mile walk, came home and stretched and of course iced! I am going to head out for another walk later today as well as tonight to insure I complete all my scheduled miles for the week.
I will post the rest of the results from the day later on, as of this morning this is what I have done....
Goals achieved for the day -
1. Use my foam roller 3 times - 2 times so far
2. Ice 2 times a day - DONE!
3. Yoga for at least 30 mins -
4. Drink 1 gallon - almost done
5. Complete scheduled run - DONE!
6. Log foods each day - not yet
7. Take all vitamins/supplements - DONE!
Totals for the day -
Time - 63
Calories burned - 693
4 mile slow run with hills followed by a 1 mile walk with dog
45:20 mins / 11:21 avg pace
Mile 1 - 11:25
Mile 2 - 11:18
Mile 3 - 11:44
Mile 4 - 10:56