Some weeks are up, some weeks are down. This was one of the down weeks, unfortunately. In both the figurative sense and the literal sense! I had mentioned that my foot was hurting during last week’s run, so I took a couple of days off and didn’t run until Wednesday. Then on my Wednesday run I slipped and fell. While I didn’t think I was hurt, I woke up super sore the next morning which then hindered my ability to run once again.
Luckily it was a fairly light week on the training plan. The “long” run was around the same that I’d been doing on my short run, about three miles.
I headed out on my short run on Wednesday feeling pretty good. The weather was nice and I had the day off from work. I was doing well and then about halfway through my run, I slipped and fell. The ground was wet from rain the night before and leaves were everywhere, and I slipped on a small bridge going across a creek in our condo complex. And as I was falling the one thing I was thinking was, “my phone!” I was scared it would go flying off the bridge and into the water. So I was quite relieved to see it on the ground in front of me – priorities, people! Aside from being a bit muddy I was fine. I finished the run but at a slower pace since I was a little more cautious about where I was running on the ground in front of me. Gotta avoid those leaves!
So Thursday morning I woke up feeling sore and had no idea why! Friday morning the same thing. I had been hoping to run on Friday but was feeling sore… and then I remembered my fall. Even though it didn’t hurt at the time, it obviously showed up a little bit later. I felt like it would probably be best not to run, but I still decided to go for a walk today so I could at least get some activity in. I tried to keep a pretty brisk walking pace, but no running was involved.
Today I finally felt recovered enough to run again. It was an okay run, not a good one but not a terrible run. No real reason, just that some days you don’t “feel it” the way that you do other days. But I got it done!