November 30, 2013
5.69 Miles in 49:29
Soundtrack: The Mediocre Show
Even though it was 2 days after Thanksgiving, I went running in the afterglow of opening Christmas gifts. Our family can't get together for Christmas, so we exchanged gifts at Thanksgiving. I had just opened a package that had a brand new Peyton Manning jersey in my size, and I was pretty pumped about it. I was also hopeful, as after two days of rest, my leg was feeling better. Not fixed, but better.
I felt decent for the first two or three miles, but my leg was really starting to bug me after that. I tried to push through a little while longer, but I realized that it was just not healthy and I needed to cut it short. Dejectedly, I returned back to Jeff's house. My leg was really bothering me, and I wasn't sure how much rest I'd need before I could run on it again. It's Sunday night, December 1st as I write this, and while it's feeling a little better, I still am unsure how much longer it'll be before I can give it another go. For someone who starts missing running if I don't go for 2 straight days, this has me worried.
I will say this for running in Sterling...It may be less interesting to run through than Colorado, but I've never seen an inflatable Santa being pulled in farm equipment by a tiny Rudolph in Colorado. The instant I saw this happening on a lawn in Sterling, I knew it'd be my picture for this run. Here is my map of my sad, short, painful run. Hope I can add a new map sooner rather than later.