The stars were out tonight and so was I. Went for a late run and I’m glad I did. It was a cool night and I got to enjoy some beautiful stars while running up hill. It’s nights like this I feel so blessed to be alive and able to run.
I had zero motivation for running because my legs were killing me (also, I was having a great hair day and seemed sad to get it all sweaty). I did some strength training yesterday with moves like sumo squats, step up knee raises and lunge front kicks. Unfortunately, since I’m a bit of a newbie with strength training, my legs were hurting today. I even found walking hard! Means I need to do more of it and I plan to keep it up. I went running tonight thinking I would just do the 3 km but I found my legs warming up as I went and completed 6 km of hill running. Not going to lie, my legs are still really sore but feel better for running.
- Distance: 6 km
- Time: 37:12
- Max heart rate: 197 bpm
- Average heart rate: 170 bpm
I think I could have completed the run faster if it had not been dark. I had to be cautious and a little slower to make sure I didn’t trip over on the uneven footpaths. I’m lucky that the hills I usually run up have all new footpaths so if I run light on my feet I usually land fine.
As a side note, I lost sound in my right headphone from all the sweat. I was soaked and the run off from my head just seemed to make a pool in my ear.
Good start to the week and let’s hope I have better runs as the week progresses.
Happy running – Melissa