I’m falling asleep as I type this so it will just be a short entry tonight. Today started off pretty tediously. I was too antsy to properly stretch beforehand so after I took off my Achilles were hurting and I had to stop and stretch. Repeat that 4 times and I was getting a bit frustrated. Plus the street I was on had miles of construction going on- they were re-paving the entrances to businesses and shopping plazas etc which meant that every 20 ft the pedestrian way was re-routed around the machines, across the street, or just disappeared. Grrr!
I try not to make any decisions about a run until an hour or two in. So after the first hour I decided to walk an entire hour and stretch out the Achilles that way. Walking might sound easier but when you get used to running it feels so slow and tedious! After an hour I started running again and it felt wonderful. Even ran faster than normal because I had some ants in my pants from walking for so long. Stopped and got a lime slushee and that was quite a nice treat in the hot sun.
That reminds me that yesterday I ran on Camelback Rd in Phoenix almost all day. In the distance is Camelback Mountain. It made me chuckle the whole way cause I had my Camelbak water pack on. He he he.
Tomorrow I have an early breakfast with my Uncle at the clubhouse and then my last run before a rest day on Sunday. It’s been a great week : )
PS I took this photo cus it reminded me of home. Weird yeah but near my neighborhood back home we have a restaurant called Wok In and I used to run by it 4 times a day.