Somedays running can be ordinary.
Somedays you think your run was ordinary, but it really wasn’t.
Somedays running is fun and you feel like you can run forever.
Somedays you get two miles into a run and know you need to stop or risk getting hurt.
Monday I ran my 4 miles.
Tuesday I ram my 4 miles.
Wednesday I woke up and my ankle hurt so much I could barely walk. Strange that I was fine during my Tuesday run. Of course it was HOT and I was tired. I hadn’t slept well the night before and the heat, though not as bad as at other times, just got to me. I ended up walking several times.
So I woke up Wednesday and limped out of bed. At work I had to walk slowly and favored my other foot. It hurt so much, I wondered if I had sprained it. I had visions of having to take weeks off of running and just keep weight off of it all together. That afternoon I decided to walk through my neighborhood. I figured it would work its way out of make it worse, but at least I’d know what I was up against. So I walked a couple miles and headed home. To be honest, it was better after a while. I still couldn’t run on it, but I could walk without issue.
Yesterday I woke up and felt fine. No pain. No limp. All was well.
So I went for my run yesterday afternoon. It was awesome. Not only did my ankle feel fine, but I felt like I could run forever. I ended up running 5 miles, which was longer then I’ve run in a long time. I felt comfortable. It was cool outside (I love the polar vortex in the summer) and all was well with the world.
This morning I am back in the 184 range for my weight. I have been creeping up past 184 off and on since my vacation. 184 is not where I want to be as a goal, but is acceptable to me, so that is good news.
Ultimately, somedays are good and some are bad. I’ve said this before, but if you have a bad day, know that a good one is coming soon. If you have a good day, don’t be shocked at the next bad day because it will happen. That is the way we are made and that is life.
I’m glad I had a good day yesterday. I really needed one.