Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My shins hurt

Ive done what I thought were the right things. Increased my mileage slowly, no speed work, kept off pavement and asphalt, iced my legs after almost every run, yet my left shin aches. Its not a serious pain mind you, but when you have had this problem before, any pain makes you take notice. I have taken a couple days off so far, done extra stretching, and it feels a little better. I think I will run a couple easy miles (with my fingers crossed), just to see how it feels.

Happy New Year !!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rediscover the Joys of trail running

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed off road running. Dodging limbs, pine cones and mud, instead of cars and trucks. Just me and the ducks,geese, and rabbits. Though I haven't seen any, there is even a sign that says beware of alligators.
I had forgotten how fast time flys when you are concentrating on each step. And no looking over my shoulder to make sure some nut driving 50 mph through the neighborhood is about to hit me.
Though I'm sure I will be pounding the pavement again, I will definitely be looking forward to my jaunts around the lake.
above is a picture I took just off the trail.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Moonlight Run

Because of crazy hours at work right now, I have been relegated to a nocturnal runner. I actually have done most of my running in the past at night. It was usually to escape the summer heat in South Carolina. Believe it or not, I have bought some cool weather running cloths. Running tights, gloves, and a beany. It has been kinda nice, no cars to dodge, didnt even see any dogs. Some folks still had their Christmas lights on, that was a nice touch. Midnight running, not so bad.