Need I say more?! I am soooo happy with my run yesterday!
I was pretty stressed out so decided to take my rage to the bike path and see how that worked out. Some people like to punch walls with their fists, I like to stomp the crap out of a running path :-) I really wanted to run. To flat out, balls out RUN. Run til I couldn't anymore....(Or like RRB and I say, 'Run til we're on bloody stumps!') I decided to try running on the bike path, so I could run out and back, unrestricted from the turns of a track. I'd run a mile or so on this a few times before, and always found it very boring, but yesterday it fit the bill just perfectly.
|Not as soft as the Cuyahoga Valley Tow Path, but still pretty|
It was great! I tried my best not to obsessively check my pace on my Garmin, but the few times I did sneak a peek I was really happy! It was pretty hot, but luckily I stumbled onto a baseball field and I hunted out a water fountain. I had my doubts when I started exploring: The place was really creepy, with all the refreshment stands boarded it was the perfect scene for a zombie apocalypse. Luckily, the glint of silver caught my eye and I let out a manly, Tim Allen-esque "YEEEEESSSSS!" and guzzled some lukewarm water down.
When I got done and saw my pace, I almost fell over! It was by no means a perfect run. It's been awhile since I've been able to run fast and flat like that and I had to take a few stops to catch my breath. But as I continue doing these and get back into my groove, I'll improve and have to take less breaks. My hip was barking this morning, and continues to every time I get up and walk a few steps (though now that I'm home from work and flopping around in my bare feet instead of my work heels, I hardly notice it at all!) But, I think I'm going to have to limit my visits to the bike path to once a week. It kills me that pavement does this to me, it's so restricting!
|Time to sweat up my car|
Tomorrow, I plan on testing out the non-ACed indoor track and see how that goes! (I learned that the 1/8th mile track is not AC-ed, but there is another 1/12th mile track that is that I can also use for free).
In other news, THEY'RE THROWING OUT MY BIKES!!!!!!!!! When I got to the gym I saw the 3 recumbent bikes I use lined up against the wall like convicts on death row. It shouldn't surprise me, they were the oldest of the recumbents, but I don't like the newer ones! They suck! Plus, that leaves the gym with only 3 recumbents now. They better replace them! I have a feeling I'm going to be obsessing over this until I get used to the new bikes. At least they have cable TV screens, so I can bike with Anthony Bourdain's sarcasm!