Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I was thinking that today's run was a disappointment. My 3.2 mile loop took me 32 minutes with 4 walking breaks. But then I got to thinking... I didn't hydrate properly today, and I went out two hours earlier than I had planned, when it was still a little too warm. Combine those with a twinge in my right hamstring, and maybe I should write this one off to prudence. I listened to my body while I was out running, which is a good thing, right? Next time I know to hydrate more, and to practice patience and go a little later in the evening to take advantage of cooler temperatures.
I have more cleaning to do at mom and dad's tomorrow, then errands to run in anticipation of my trip. Plans for the trip are pretty loose, which makes me nervous. I like to plan way ahead, and have everything firm before I get ready to leave, and that just isn't happening this time. It is actually stressing me out a little. My niece arrives in town tomorrow, and we leave on Friday... pretty early. So, I need to get all my running around done tomorrow afternoon. My dad is letting me take the truck for the week, which is very sweet of him. He will drive mom's car while I am gone. Mom shouldn't be driving right now anyway, so it is not like she will be using it.
I am thinking I might go for a short run tomorrow, and see how I feel. I am usually faster when I know it will be a short run.