Continuing prayers for Oklahoma.
Today we had duck weather all day long, and by that I mean it was raining. At times it was storming, but it was just plain old rain when I headed out for my run after work.
This evening I did a 4 mile easy run on the Dora Trail (the bike trail in town). I kept it at a comfortable pace and my Achilles were still bothersome, but not as bad they were during yesterday’s tempo run. I didn’t have to stop and stretch during my run, but I did lots of stretching and foam rolled my calves when I got home. Hopefully my Achilles will stop being jerks soon.
The trail is really pretty right now, with a bunch of flowers in bloom along the trail. I tried to snap a quick picture today with my phone. It came out a little blurry since I was tyring to be quick since it was pouring down rain. Don’t ask why I had to have a picture of the trail on a rainy day…. I don’t know. Speaking of the rain, I really enjoyed running in the rain today. It was nice and cool (mid-60’s) and the rain made my run kind of invigorating. I also got to see a deer during my run today.
He/she stayed put in that spot and watched me run by, and then decided to take off. I also saw him/her hanging out in the same general area on my way back to the start of the trail.
After my run and before my foam rolling session I swung by the grocery store and stocked up. Look at all the fruit!!
|Carrots, cantaloupe, honeydew, pears, apples, bananas,
strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and avocado!!
The cantaloupe and honeydew were $2 each and they will feed me for over a week. However, if I had bought the small pre-cut container of cantaloupe or honeydew it cost $4.35 and would feed me for a day. Crazy!
I wanted to apologize for my downer post yesterday. Honestly I was just being truthful about how my run went and how I felt about it. It’s not my intention to use my blog to whine or complain. But at the same time if I just act like everything is perfect all the time, I’m not being real with you. I want to treat this blog like I’m talking to a friend/running buddy and that means being able to be honest and share details of how my workouts went, both the good ones and the bad ones. Mmkay?
Do you enjoy running in the rain?
Any other big fans of fruit out there?