The Plank (a day late)
The longest 3 minutes of my life…even with Law&Order on the TV!
Gearing up for their longest run to date.
Note: I liked the Gingersnap flavor Larabar much better for a run! This one is tasty but a little dry to eat during a workout.
12 miles along the path
My run was a little more eventful than I would have liked. The weather was perfect, and the path was fairly crowded with runners, bikers, and dogs. Just after mile 3, I got a sharp pain in one of the toes on my right foot. It felt like I was running on a tack. I made it a few more minutes to a parking lot where I sat down to check it out. What I discovered was a sock soaked through with blood.
Yuck! This has never happened to me before in 20 years of running. I had a pin size cut, probably from a toe nail, but because I take Aspirin every day, this wasn’t going to stop on its own. Luckily, I found an alcohol pad and bandaid in my running belt. I’ve never performed ‘wound’ care on the side of the path before, but it only took a few minutes and I was back on my feet. I was a little slow to get back in my groove. At mile 6, I turned back around feeling strong, but was a little worried about the deep rolling thunder and quick moving clouds. I kept moving hoping to make it home before a storm rolled in. Somewhere after mile 7, the rain began to fall and it was coming down hard! Since it was pretty warm, the rain drops were refreshing, but the vertical lightening made me nervous. It only rained for about a mile, and I thought I was in the clear. But with only a few miles to go, my legs started to cramp up. I’m guessing that this was from the quick drop in core temperature after the rain, but I don’t typically cramp. I guess my right quad didn’t get the memo! I slowed down some, but kept moving putting one foot in front of the other. And then the rain came back with big, thick, heavy drops. At this point, I was soaked. Like, just came out of a lake in my clothes soaked. My socks and shoes filled with water and it felt like I was lifting a brick with each step. I tried not to slow down (or worry about my phone which I had forgotten to wrap in a plastic bag), especially during my last mile. Despite running through puddles with stiff legs, I finished my last mile in 9 minutes.
I came bounding in the door with a time of 1:42:32 calling to the BOY to bring me a towel.
My phone was okay! I just hope my shoes dry quickly!
Look who I found!
My trusty foam roller is back, which is good because my quads needed it today!
The Rest of the Day
Skyfall (the movie) + Bonefish Grill = the BOY’s Birthday celebration
How was your day?
Have you ever gotten stuck outside in a downpour?