So on Sundays, I run. It’s become my most favourite day to run but I want to tell you something – I still haven’t healed from my injury My groin hurts a lot of the time and so does my whole right leg, shin, knee, ankle….it kind of sucks.
I just wanted you all to know that that is why I’ve been favouring other workouts. 1. I’m scared to push too hard and re-injure myself and 2. why does anyone want to put themselves through pain? I’m all for “good” pain but the bad pain I’ve learned not to run through.
With that being said this Sunday’s run was amazing!!! I had no pain whatsoever! ….well other than that “good” running pain we live for.
* not taken on Sunday….but roll with it
I traveled towards my usual route: the mountain brow trail but this time I went down the stairs…
* these stairs are definitely the “easier” ones and there’s a bike trough so you can bring your bike down which I think it cool
My run through the trees along the lone path was so beautiful. I am never sick of listening to Coldplay while running. I find that lately all my positivity feels like it immersing me on my runs and I feel lighter. Almost like I’m having a “runner’s high” or something. I definitely LOVE being one with nature, listening to Coldplay and focusing on positive visualizations/affirmations while running. I feel like I could run forever when I get into that mode. It’s quite the experience.
I decided that since my “long” run was pretty short this week (5 miles/8km) instead of running half way down the trail and then having to turn around and run uphill <— boo. I’d run all the way to the notorious “stairs”. There are 500 steep steps and photos do not do it justice.
I hit those steps just after the 4 mile mark and I just took them at a steady pace, only looking a few feet in front of me and never all the way up
I am not going to tell you it was easy. However, I was quite surprised at how much easier it felt compared to last time I did them. It’s hard when you’ve already been running and then you tackle the stairs…and then you have to continue to run.
I took a break at the top and stretched (took a picture) and then continued on my run.
It was like I got a slap in the face *SLAP!* Once I was on top of the mountain running on concrete, with the sun blazing down on me, even Coldplay couldn’t take me back to that amazing place I had been in for the first part of my run.
* a duck face is made worse if you do it with a red workout face. PS: I changed my outfit like a super hero ….or maybe just used a different run pic earlier ;P lol
If that is what people mean by the marathon and how after 20 miles the last 6 suck than I never want to run one! That last mile was brutal!!! literally a fight with myself to continue. Strange because when I was on the trail I was contemplating running all the way home and being fine with adding the extra 2 miles.
As soon as my watch hit 5 miles I called Colin. I told him to come get me It was just too hot and without nature to fuel me – I fell flat.
The moral of this story??
I need nature to run – I’m a trail runner.
….and also, I need dry-wick underwear!!!
This humidity is killing me and my bum …..censored because it really is that dangerous. lol and for Colin’s peace of mind
1. when was your last run?? are you running today??
I work tonight so I’ll be running on the tready today 3 miles, easy.
2. what is your favourite place to run and/or workout??
outside in nature. I literally am a different person outside. I love it
3. ever use stairs or steps as a workout??
I don’t do them nearly as much as I should. I’m going to hit them up this week for sure!
4. bum sweat?? am I alone here??? and are there dry wicking undies?!? I need some!!