Run of the Day - 2.21 miles, 26:58, 12:12 min/mi
What a doozy, today was rough. I guess my legs are a little more beat up after yesterday’s descent down Death Trail than I thought. I rolled my left ankle jumping off of a large rock, about a two foot drop, and I figured it might give me a little trouble today. Weirdly enough though, it was my opposite leg with all the issues!
Immediately upon starting my right calf felt hot and pained, and soon into the run I had shin pain, almost like it feels when you first start running in a pair of crappy Wal Mart shoes (what, was I the only one that did that?). After that, the arch in my right foot started to ache. It was like the wheels were falling of the wagon y’all! I stopped for a minute to stretch, and then went back at it. The pain was alleviated for a moment, but it gradually returned.
After about a mile and a half I decided to call it quits. Clearly my body was not playing along, and I wasn’t interested in pushing through that much pain today.
So now I’m munching on some bacon and pea mac and cheese (recipe from here, so, SO good), wearing my compression sleeves, wrapped up in my favorite fuzzy blanket, and icing my achy spots. Here’s hoping I’ll feel better tomorrow!