Given the fact that it’s been over a week since I ran due to logistical issues with Hubs being gone last week (and, ahem, laziness), I knew I had to make this morning count. I knew I had to set my alarm for early, suck it up, get out of bed and get outside. And I’m happy to report, I did. I had an alarm issue (it went off for like 6 minutes straight because I forgot to turn the volume up on my phone, oopsie), but I made it.
Since I haven’t run in a while, and the fact that I wasn’t really “into it” yet when I got outside, I opted for easy today. I set my Easy Intervals app for 4/3’s because that sounded okay. 4 minutes of running, I could swing that. Unfortunately I started running on the walking intervals, so I was all out of whack and ended up running 3’s and walking 4’s. Ah well, I’ll get it right tomorrow.
It was 967 degrees out at 6am, but I’ve mentioned before that I prefer running in the heat (I hate running in colder weather – I know, I’m weird), so it was all good. Everything felt great this morning and I am super happy I was able to get back into it. One thing I did notice was my lower back. Bah.
Since I started running again a couple of months ago, I’ve noticed lower back pain during my run and after. While I’ve been “off” of running, I noticed that I didn’t have any pain, which means I’m doing something wrong when I run/walk. I’ve always said I need to work on strengthening my core more to protect my back, and have been doing Pilates to help with that, but obviously not enough to help. It could also be my problems with my left hip/leg/foot from my accident, which screams to me “hello Kerry, you need to do those exercises that your Physical Therapist gave you!” So that’s making a comeback in my life as well. Gotta figure this out.
After the run, I did a round of WWE arms and that’s all I had time for (thanks alarm clock). But hey, back at it, and I’m happy about that!
How about you … What was your work out this morning?