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!!