So I walked. And realized I was only 2.5 miles in and if I wanted to walk at this point, then I better just turn around and head back for the office cuz it wasn’t going to get better so I turned around and the now 6 miler turned into a 5.
In addition to the heavy fatigue, my right calf was also
screaming talking to me. The good news is that the ankle which was bothering me last week was silent, unless I just couldn’t hear it’s whimpers over the screams of the calf muscle. I’m thinking that a 2013 edition of the Warm Your Heart rat maze will NOT be in the cards for Ms. TooTall. Yep, the aftermath on my body was too much for a 5K distance. Not worth it in my opinion. Too many hairpin turns. I’m coming off the Plantar Fasciitis injury and am still not 100% so it probably affected me more so than a healthy person. The calf muscle that was screaming after the Warm Your Heart race and also during this run, is the same one which was swollen and so damaged that it finally sent me to the doc for the Plantar Fasciitis in September. I know this is all related. That’s okay, it will bounce back and I’ll know better for next year.
In the interim, I enjoyed a nice run/walk thru the city.
Chicago is getting ready for St Paddy’s Day!
So it was a good day to get out and enjoy the city but a very unproductive “run” per say. It’s okay, just a perfect excuse to take it easy the next couple of days in preparation for Sunday’s race in Miami. And fortunately, I have been doing this long enough to know that this will in NO WAY affect my performance. It’s just a bump in the road, the work has been done, the miles put in and I will be READY TO RUN a kick ass race on Sunday.
Cheers! Amanda – TooTallFritz