This is a two for the price of one Runlog. Yesterday, was one of those days that you do a lot of running around when you finally get to do some exercise you are hot and tired. So we went for a hike over behind Inland Hospital in Waterville.
The trails are great, but where it is in town, there are a few more people. About a quarter mile in, Mary asked if I had locked the car door and I knew that I hadn’t. We were interrupted by a bunch of kiddos coming out of the trail and I simply forgot to do it. So I ran back and locked the car and ran back to where Mary & Bennie were waiting – got in a cheap 0.5 mile run.
It was a good thing that I did, because coming down a hill, I stepped a small twig going the same direction as my foot. Yes I did my best impression of an uncoordinated buffoon and almost sat on my ass with my bad leg stretched completely out in front of me.
Yep – it hurt for a couple of minutes, then I got up and walked it off. I know that I slightly hyper-extended my bad knee a bit. It wasn’t really painful, but it let me know exactly where it hurt. When we got home I iced it and it felt better. I actually was being pretty smart, I decided not to go for my 2.0 mile run after that just to make sure it was okay. That is why I was willing to take the cheap .5 mile run, I figured that I had earned it 🙂
Today was 82 degrees and high humidity – I didn’t know if I was swimming or running the air was so thick (this is for Maine – not down South). The Blake Road sun field kicked my butt as usual. I don’t know why I don’t just go the other way, which is not nearly as sunny – stubbornness and stupidity is the answer.
The knee has felt better, but seemed to loosen up as I ran, but I started out pretty slow and wondered at first if it was a good idea to run at first.
First time this year that I came back from a run and looked like I had a bucket of water thrown over my head and shirt. I still don’t really like hot weather running, but I need to run to get back in shape. But the past two days have been pretty miserable, actually the last three.
Originally written by Harold Shaw published at Veteran Runner © 2011 – All Rights Reserved. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Harold Shaw and Veteran Runner with appropriate and specific directions or links to the original content.