- My knee was still hurting from yoga yesterday.
- I forgot my wool running socks, which alway results in me getting horrible blisters.
- The cable was out at the gym; can you say boring?
- Who wants to run 5 miles anyways? Let alone on a treadmill?
Regardless of the plethora of excuses I had to skip my run, I dragged myself onto that treadmill anyways. I did a one mile warm-up to test out my knee and it actually felt fine once I started running. Then I stretched and busted out another 4 miles.
A peek inside my mind:
Mile 0-1.0: Hey, my knee feels awesome! I am totally gonna rock these 5 miles!
Mile 2.0: I really wish the cable was working here. I'm sick of staring at myself in the mirror. I'll just discretely people-watch.
Mile 2.3: Hey, he's kind of cute.
Mile 2.4: Wow, so is he.
Mile 2.5: Geez Krista, stop being such a perv!
Mile 3.3: Ok, I can really feel the blisters now. These are going to hurt by the end of this run.
Mile 4: Yeah, I'm definately going to be bleeding through my socks.
Mile 4.3: Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Blisters. hurt. so. bad.
Mile 4.5: Suck it up Krista! If you quit now you'll have endured all this pain for nothing! Finish your damn run!
Mile 5.0: Wow, not only did I bleed through my socks, but...
I will never forget my running socks again.
I can't believe I'm actually saying this, but today's run was actually worth the pain. I set a new distance record for myself and I scorched almost 700 calories. Not too shabby if ya ask me ;)
Total distance: 5.0 miles
Came home and refueled with a fabulous lunch:
Gorgeous salad with all my favorite toppings and some Ezekiel toast.
One last thing before I leave: Did any of you catch The Biggest Loser last night? Can you believe the Black Team?! How much weight they all gained just to throw the weigh-in?! I hate it when teams lose sight of the real prize and forget that the whole point of the show is lose weight and get healthy, not strategize and try to plan out who's going to be sent home. Come on people, get it together.
Have a great night :)
What's the worst injury you've ever gotten from running? Do you have any problems with blisters?