So yesterdays run was postponed as my hubby had an operation on his ACL in his knee (he ruptured it and chipped a bone!) I have been hard at work looking after him which has been emotionally draining and after a lot of worry and a bad nights sleep i was feelong a wreck. Seeing him in pain when he is usually so chirpy is heartbreaking. Exhausted from no sleep the night before, i was gonna skip todays run and i guess i could have done but hubby was insistant and knew i would need a bit of time... "just go and take half an hour.. run if u can but if ur too tired, walk fast" (love him) so with that in my mind (and the kids tucked away asleep, water to hand for hubby and his painkillers kicking in) i set off for the usual start warm up walk to see where i got to and how i felt. To my total suprise (i was exhausted) it made me feel more energised and so when it came to running i was raring to go and completed the run, and ran further than i have before
I thouroughly enjoyed this run. It gave me time to think and process... therefore i am adding to my list of reasons to run. The space it gives you to mentally sort through the day's emotions was an unexpected bonus. Who knew i would be enjoying running this much in under a month! Can't wait to run again on tuesday.
On another note i have found i turn my left foot out when running and so tonight i tried to concentrate on keeping it in line with the direction i am running this really helped but i don't get why my foot would start turning out. It seemed to be causing me some muscle pain on the inside of my knee. Don't know if anyone else has experienced it. Keeping my foot straight definately helps with this though... again another reason to keep up with strengthening exercises on rest days!
I really enjoyed the run tonight and feel de stressed and miles better for it!!