Dave and I had a breakfast meeting this morning at 6am, so I got up at 4am to get my walk on. I got about 1.3 miles from the house when I started seeing lightning off to the northwest. I decided to turn home in case it got bad (I knew thunderstorms were in the forecast). But when I got close to home it still wasn’t raining. Lightning was still happening off to the northwest, but it didn’t seem close. So instead I finished my walk by sticking to the blocks around our house, staying close enough that if it started pouring rain or storming I could get back home pretty quick. I love big thunderstorms, but I don’t fancy getting struck by lightning. Note: it never did rain while I was out, although Dave went out for a run minutes after I came back and he got poured on for a minute or two.
Here’s the exciting part: I ran for 4 minutes! Actually, I ran for 2+ minutes twice during my walk. It felt really good! I did both of the running jaunts during the first 30 minutes of my 60 minute walk. I tried to do another running bout later in the walk, but by that time my hips felt too tight, so I stopped. Still, 4 minutes of running! I’m going to cautiously try putting a few more small running bits into my walks to see how my hip holds up, but it really depends. I definitely want to ease into it and I definitely will back the heck off if I notice any pain or discomfort or tightening. Woohoo!
That little bit of running totally made my morning. Whereas earlier this week when I tried running it felt clumsy and awkward and tight and off, these two runs felt fluid and smooth and almost normal. Joy!
At some point today I really really really need to go grocery shopping. I haven’t been in over a week and we no longer have any fruit in the house. Or much of anything really. Whoopsie…
What’s on your to-do list for today?