Today was the day I had scheduled my first outdoor run since my surgery. Last night as I was trying to get to sleep, I was super nervous for some reason. You would have thought I was running a race or something. I guess I might have been nervous because I simply did not know what to expect. Was it going to be the hardest thing ever? Was it going to be horrible? Would I be reduced to tears? All of these not so comforting thoughts were running through my head, and it was horrible.
But somehow I still got about 9 hours of sleep which was great. When my alarm went off I got out of bed and went downstairs. I ate half a banana and had about three ounces of coffee. Normally I am not a first thing in the morning runner, so this is something new I’m adding to my routine. I got dressed in my running gear: spandex capris, a dry wicking tee shirt layered under a Nike Pro long sleeved running shirt. It was 46 degrees when I started my drive over to my route. I was a little nervous regarding my layers, I had left my hat at home… I was hoping I would not be too cold.
I got out of the car, stretched for a few minutes, started my iPhone “Running 2” playlist and starting my Map My Run app. Thankfully the run was a heck of a lot easier than I thought it would be. I jogged through the entire first mile, and over the 3.45 miles I covered, I definitely took a couple of walking breaks (and one phone call) and I still finished the miles in 40 minutes. On the way down my route the wind was going with me – but when I turned around for my run back, I realized how fierce the wind was this morning. It was quite strong and it was going against me my entire run back.
For my first run outside, I was pretty happy. Once again the Body Glide and new socks worked wonders. No new blisters and the ones from last Sunday are starting to get better. 🙂 I ran / jogged 3.45 miles and then walked another .25 as a cool down.
Once I got back to my car I re-hydrated, ate the other half of the banana and stretched.
I was extremely happy to have this half of a banana in the car waiting for me upon my return.
I went to Seven Stars to pick up a ginger biscuit for my mom, then I headed over to City Sports to look at the Brooks running shoes. I bit the bullet and bought the Adrenaline GTS 11s. I am not sure if I am going to keep them. But I hope I do, and that they work out perfectly for my feet.
After City Sports I walked down to Starbucks and ordered a 1% latte which was really good.
Once I was home I fixed breakfast or lunch – or brunch? A yogurt with granola, toast with almond butter and jam:
Now I’m heading out the door to go to an art gallery opening. See you in a bit!