Thursday’s Walk + Friday’s Run (12/02-12/03/10)
I’m not necessarily inclined to say that running errands, like I did on Thursday, is a “work-out.” It’s more like active rest between harder work-outs, like bike rides or runs. Thursday’s walk was an attempt to get some fresh air while buying new coffee (Winter Blend!) and groceries, which I needed, especially the coffee. I took the long way around the block, enjoying the warm evening. On Friday, I was surprised to find that my calves were sore! I could feel them all day, which was just the strangest thing because normally walking does not have that effect on my calves. Sometimes I’ll feel the after-effects of a walk on my hips or my back but almost never in my lower legs. I’m stumped
Sore calves or no, I needed to do a longer run on Friday. I played this one by ear a bit; I promised myself I’d run for at least 30 minutes and then see how things felt. At the 18-minute mark, I decided that things were going well and I would go for 40 minutes. It worked out well; I felt pretty strong for the duration of the run. 40 minutes is still a long ways from 60 minutes, which is what I need to hit this month, but I’m planning to do my first 60-minute run of the season next week.
For those of you who may be wondering, yes, I wore shorts during my outside run on Friday! But that’s a Texas winter for you.