Friday, January 23, 2009
I ran 4 miles on the deadmill yesterday. It wasn't as bad as I expected; I completed the run with a couple of walk breaks so maybe all is not lost and I'm still a runner. I won't be outside for days because of the rain-we've finally started our "monsoon" season which means much needed rain for a few weeks. I wanted to attempt a 6 miler today but my left leg is very painful this morning. I don't know what I did but it hurts. I'm thinking I'll just try walking on the mill and see what happens. If it hurts too much I'll give it a rest and try again Saturday. Or maybe the elliptical? I do, after all, have options. I'm trying to figure out how runners know when they're actually injured and need a rest and when they're just sore and can continue to run. Is that something that comes with experience? Will I finally know my body well enough someday that I can just tell when it's an injury and when it's something else? These are the times when I wish I was independantly wealthy and I had a personal trainer (as well as a chef, house keeper, and pool boy to go with the olympic pool).