Friday, September 02, 2011
So, in order to give my joints a break and keep them happy, I decided to mix things up a bit by subbing out my run for a bike ride. It was really nice. There are some really good cycling paths around where I live, that I normally run on, but it was nice to use them as a cyclist for once!
I did about 20 miles in all, and I could certainly see myself trying to work in a ride at least once a week. I know my body, and if I keep running back to back, I will wind up injured, which is the last thing I want. My five fingers are still serving me well. No sign of shin splints, though my calves and the sides of my legs were really tired and sore after two days in a row of five miles. Thus the precautionary bike ride.
Anyway, trying to keep it smart, but keep moving! If the weather keeps being good, we're going hiking tomorrow. I will actually bring the camera on that, so maybe we'll get some good pictures to post!