Everything went wrong this morning. Husband was snoring like a train last night so I got up and made up a bed in the spare room. That has a heavier duvet than on our bed and I was too hot, but I did at least get some sleep. Then I was late getting out for my run. My left calf is still feeling tighter than a really tight tight thing despite the torture (I keep doing that, sorry, I mean sports massage) that it got yesterday.
I decided that I would "fly solo" this morning and untie myself from Laura's apron-strings. I had set up RunKeeper on my iPhone and decided to run to my own music.
1st mistake: I started RunKeeper when I left the house so that I would know when my 5 minute warm-up walk was done (I don't have a watch). So then at 5 minutes I was informed that my pace was massively behind my target (no, sh*t, Sherlock!). I should have stopped it and restarted it at that point, but I didn't.
2nd mistake: It appears that I didn't tie my left shoelace properly and so I had to stop part way through my run to tie it up. I've no idea how long I'd been running with it undone,
3rd mistake: I ran out of music. I hadn't really looked at how long the songs were and had sort of assumed that the playlist would start over again if I got to the end. Wrong.
My calves were feeling tight. I was out of music and was feeling fed-up. I stopped.
On the plus side, I ran for a little over 20 minutes, which is better than nothing. And I have learnt some lessons about using RunKeeper.
I got home and did my stretches (more of them than previously as the sports massage guy gave me some new ones to do) and my left calf hurts more than ever. But my shins didn't hurt today. One of the things he did yesterday was work on the (many) adhesions on my shins. That bit, at any rate, seems to have had an immediate positive impact. I'm hoping my foam roller will arrive this morning before I go away for the weekend. I won't be running over the weekend, but I do intend to work on my tight calves a bit if I'm able.
Next week is another week and I hope that I get my running mojo back. I'm missing the structure of the programme and am looking foward to the new podcasts so I can have someone in my ear who knows what they're talking about!