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Run to the hills

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Blog title courtesy of Iron Maiden

After a week of no jogging, I tried it again on Thursday. The last time I did, I went 6 laps (half-mile), and Thursday I went 9. Didn’t quite finish the mile after that, gave the catching of the breath precedence. So I thought I’d try again Saturday. Didn't quite make it as far as last time. After two laps walking to start (and this was after an hour and a half of pickleball), I ran six slow laps, walked one, and then ran three more to finish the mile in 12:37. Not horrible, considering that I was trying to go slowly in an effort to be able to run more of the mile. Still a work in progress, obviously. Remains to be seen how much progress gets held back by balky shins and ankles. My legs weren’t happy at the conclusion of today’s mile.

Head and neck are a bit whiny, too, not sure if that’s from exercise, the body saying taking a day off, or just normal aches. Could certainly be from watching Michigan-Michigan State hockey, and then Red Wings-Blue jackets hockey before switching over to watching Michigan and Indiana fighting it out for #1 right now. Michigan hasn’t had a very good first half, but are within 4 points of the Hoosiers at halftime. A lot sloppier game than I’m used to seeing from either team. Here’s hoping for better in the second half.
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