These months are flying by…it’s hard to believe summer is nearly 2/3 over! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the long weekend! But, before we get into the weekend festivities… I’ve got to come clean on my July runfessions .
It’s a steam bath in Houston now, I know that complaining about the heat doesn’t make it any bettter, but whoa! I’ve been doing most of my training runs on a treadmill at the gym… I can’t imagine trying to do anything but easy runs when the “real feel” is already at 102 at 9:30 am.
These treadmill runs have me going to the gym to do it… in the morning… early. While I have been enjoying being able to get them done first thing and am loving my free evenings! I am not a morning person by any means, and by the time Friday gets here, it’s all I can do to stay awake all afternoon.
I got my first calf cramp at a trail race earlier this month. Wow, did that hurt… I seriously thought that I had broken something and was seriously considering a DNF. I probably should have DNF’d, but after massaging it… I was able to run… a little. I ended up walking most of the 2nd half of the 21k. It was a beautiful course and the volunteers were stellar, especially the one at mile 12ish… she had a cooler of ice water we could dunk our hats in.
I took a couple days off from running after the calf incident… that week it just felt a little tight, not sore. Stretching and rolling seemed to help. However, on my long run the pain came back at around mile 7… I kept at it for another 1.5 miles until thoughts of really messing it up got in my head. I called an Uber to take me home.
I have a small problem… it’s buying running shoes when they are drastically marked down. I just noticed I have 4 new pair in my “under my desk” stockpile at work, and I have another new pair at home in my office closet.
What do you have to runfess?