I didn’t work yesterday, so I was able to complete my run and Warrior dash circuit in the daylight hours for once! I decided to try out the new shoes again since I was doing another relatively short run (3.54 miles) and I wanted to see if they seemed as tight on Wednesday as I perceived them to be on Tuesday. The day was perfect, with no clouds and temps in the upper sixty’s when I started my run around 3:00 pm. My shoes felt great, and I didn’t think that they felt as tight as Tuesday, but I’m sure some of that I’m over the initial reaction to the new shoes. My run went great, I guess partially because I wasn’t mentally worn down from work and the near perfect running weather. I ran my 3.54 miles at a 9:18 pace, and that would have been even better if I wouldn’t have twisted my ankle slightly around the two and a half mile mark. That is the perils of running on sidewalks in a a city full of trees. The twist wasn’t too bad, and using the proven “walk it off” or rather ran it off method, by the time I got home, there really wasn’t any lingering pain.
Wednesday’s Warrior Dash circuit was the second of three earmarked for at home completion and I felt really strong as I was doing it. I stuck with the twenty second exercise, thirty second rest splits because I wanted to get familiar with the exercises first before pushing myself too much. The following was my Wednesday circuit:
- Diamond Pushup
- Double Leg Hop (Over a Line)
- Reverse Lunge
- Straight Leg Flutters
- Side Crunches
- Stair Run With Hands (Hard to do in a one story house…)
- Side Lunge
- Run In Place
- Side Crunches
Tonight was supposed to be another four mile run and TRX, but the Lifeblood Mobile was at work today, and I was instructed to do “no strenuous activity for the rest of the day.” When I asked about a light run and some weight resistance exercises, I got the “what the hell did you just ask me look” so ” I’ll gauge how I feel when I get off of work to determine what, if any, exercising I shall do. Most of the warnings are given with an abundance of caution, and since I donate regularly, I am confident that I will know if I will be able to handle a workout. If I can’t, I’ll just do my run, TRX, and the last Warrior Dash circuit tomorrow, with my long run on Sunday instead of Saturday.