I went for a run! I know, seems silly that I am so excited but if you think about it, my last real, decently long run was for the April Fool’s Day 7K. Yesterday, since it was National Running Day, I had to go for some sort of run. Since I still wasn’t sure about my cold (but feeling a lot better), I just promised myself 1 mile. So I headed out on my regular route (which is a mile and a half, hehe). When I got to a road I hadn’t explored yet, I decided then was an excellent time to do so! Came back to the house with 4 miles under my belt!!
The first mile went relatively smooth. I was getting my groove back, finding my stride. The rest of the miles were a little rough. Once I took that first walk break, it was downhill from there. During mile 3, I started to slack with my form and my hip started to hurt. I stopped to stretch and moved on. It was hotter than I expected because the road I explored had no shade and no breeze at all while my normal path was cooler, so by mile 4, I was pretty beat from the heat and the lack of training.
Today, I have that nice soreness that only comes from a run. My ankle is bothering me though!!! Remember, the one that acted up during Insanity. It was a little noticeable when I first started out yesterday but then went away. Today, it is just a little tight, no pain. Let’s hope it gets used to running again and goes back to normal!
So Rob and I were hoping that running again would help my sleeping. On night #1, it did not but it’s a little too soon to test.
I also keep finding bugs in my apartment (eek!!) and had 2 on me last night!!! That definitely leads to light sleeping! Anyway, so my big problem is that I’m not tired at night. I have to force myself to lay down. But I have the worst time getting up in the morning! Well, while browsing blogs last night, I stumbled over this old post at Mark’s Daily Apple on how to wake up easier in the mornings! One of my theories is that I’m just not physically exhausted by the end of day, so I might have to try their first tip, even if I get funny looks at work!
On a final note, there was nothing special about my dinner last night. Just salmon, asparagus, and sweet potatoes but I got this phenomenal picture of it. Makes it look delicious!
That’s all the news for today! I am so excited that I am cleared again for exercise. Oh, my cold didn’t act up much at all. My nose was a little runny but nothing too terrible and I only had 1 coughing fit due to the fact that my drink was sugary and not plain water. I’m good to go! Still going to do relatively easy workouts until I’m 100% though just to make sure I’m not keeping myself from healing