For the first time in almost two weeks, I ran. I ran the same route I always take. I just happened to stop more frequently than I previously did before my little running in the dark mishap. I noticed something. When I ran more or less every other day, I found found that my hamstrings felt fatigued almost every day. Now, after having not run for an extended period of time. I guess they had an appropriate amount of time to sufficiently recover.
This morning I noticed that same fatigue/soreness is back. I wonder if I’m running incorrectly or something.
So after having run somewhat consistently over the past couple of months I’ve noticed/learned a few things…
I kind of miss going outside if I’m not running outside that day.
Apparently, you’re not supposed to run every day. You’re supposed to give your muscles a day to relax.
Running in the dark, at least for me, is a bad idea. I say this because sometimes the lighting isn’t all that great and one may lose track of the sidewalk and injure oneself. This happened to me…so no running for me until it’s all better.
If I run slower, I can run without stopping for a longer period of time. However, this seems kind of like I’m cheating myself.
Unfortunately, after all of this running, I don’t notice any prominent or any fat loss. I guess it was hopeful thinking but it would’ve been nice. I’m not going to stop running though. I should run even harder. The colder weather might make me stop though. Hopefully, I won’t.
So, to my surprise, I tried kangaroo today. That’s right. Kangaroo. It’s quite tasty but I think it’s kind of expensive at $15 or so dollars/pound.
There were free samples at a somewhat local supermarket today! There were also more conventional animals like chicken and whatever was in the sausage. But the highlight was definitely the kangaroo.
Ran today. I’ve been seeing slight improvements in my running. I didn’t think I’d be able to run with any degree of consistency. I guess the breeze outside is awfully appealing. My left leg has been sore since Sunday since I’ve been running more frequently. I ran again today since the soreness kicked in and it feels better, though I had to stretch a bit since it felt weird.
I ran again today. It felt wrong to stay inside all day.
When I went outside and started walking, the cool breeze felt great!
I then proceeded to run in four or five short spurts until I got tired, which was subsequently followed by walking.
Whilst running, I noticed that the good part doesn’t hit until I get through the sucky part, which, to be honest, is quite sucky. To top it off, if I run for a long time (from past experience, more than five minutes), without stretching, then you get the nice present of sore legs to incentivize you to run that hard again! Just complaining though. ‘Tis still something I have to do, so there will be many runs ahead. I guess I will have to be besties with the pain and soreness.
So, on Friday evening, I ran for a block. It was a longer block. Around three quarters or half way to the end, I started getting tired. It was more challenging than I thought it would be. This is either kind of disappointing or good in that I’ve pushed myself to being tired whilst running. I eventually made it to the end of the block after forcing myself. Still, it was quite fatiguing. Not vomiting fatiguing or whiting out fatiguing but enough for me to the feel the after effects of the run for the next little while.
I ran for two blocks today! Yes, that is kind of sad to proclaim to the world. BUT! It’s better than not running two blocks!
I also did a lot of walking. I guess this will be the start of my running/walking perhaps with some more consistency. That’s three times I’ve run in the last month or so! That’s improvement!