Yesterday’s walk with the dog turned out “different” than I had planned.
I hadn’t run for several days because of my SI joint. So I decided to walk with the dog to have something to do while walking. I’m sorry, but walking is boring. I hate it. But I have to keep the habit going of getting outside and exercising and when I can’t run, I walk.
After about a quarter mile I noticed I had forgotten my phone so I went back home and then decided to leave the dog home and head out by myself. I was wearing an old pair of running shoes that I don’t use much anymore, but doesn’t have many miles on it.
I headed out the door and did an impromptu jog. I slowly jogged up the road and on to my walking route. I’m talking a jog about 2.5 minutes per mile slower than my normal pace. I walked some and jogged some. I thought to myself that this was like my mile 20 in my marathon pace wise.
I really didn’t hurt at all. I had some stiffness in my SI joint, but it went away fairly quickly.
I ended up running/walking (mostly running) 3 miles. Once again, it was slow. Barely faster than a fast walk, but at least I RAN.
So I think I will try to run again today. Not fast, but just a good easy run. If I feel pain returning, I’ll stop and walk, but hopefully this pain is working its way out and I can begin my running again.
My plan is to take things slowly right now. I do have a 10K in two weeks, but I may have to run it as a fun run, even though it is my first 10K race I’ve run.
Congratulations to all the marathoners from this weekend. I’ve been really busy, but I will catch up on everyones blogs this week.