I ran today…like I do most Fridays. My run started out much better today than it did on Wednesday. I was running at 6mph and resting at 4mph, but after the first mile and a half, my legs were dying and I was having a harder time breathing and it was just no fun. I had to slow my pace to 5.5mph, which isn’t bad, but at the same time I was upset about it. I started out so good that having to slow down did not make me happy. And by the end of it, my legs hurt so bad. They were a little sore before I started running, but now, they feel awful.
The good news is, I have a lot going on this weekend, so I’m going to take Saturday and Sunday off from working out. This will give me a chance to rest my legs a bit and not feel guilty about it. If I want to take a break, what better time then now?
On Monday I planned to be back in the gym for another run. I think I might also try running without taping my ankle. It’s been about three weeks now and I haven’t had any issues with it, so I figured I’d see how the run goes without it. Plus, if it is a bit sore when starting out my run, I can always stop and tape it up. No harm in that.