An old creaky door sounds like I feel. After every run, especially as we get closer to that final goal of running a full hour, the aches and pains set in. Yesterday I literally felt like I was hobbling around. My right hip is tired. I don’t know if it’s possible for a hip to feel or get tired, but that’s the best way I can describe it. I’m icing it when I can, but I’m not sure if it helps.
And yet, even despite the heat, I’m walking like a gazelle through an open plain. I walk so fast now. I know I’ve probably said it before, but walking got easier as we have lost some pounds and extended our running time. I wasn’t struggling to walk before we took up running, but the ease with which I walk now due to my now impressively strong legs makes me wonder how much work walking really was before.
I’m not the only one who is hobbling around. My hubby, yesterday, said his legs just felt tired. I think the Summer temperatures and still being heavy runners is taking its toll on us. I wish some pounds would just melt away already, because I am curious if running will get easier and if being lighter will make a big difference in everyday life.
The good news is that the heat wave seems to be dissipating and there is even a chance of rain tomorrow. I would literally kill to have the chance to run in the rain at this point. I have only run in light sprinkles, when we first began running in March or April, but I’m starting to have small daytime fantasies of running in the rain.
Do you like running in the rain?