Fighting through it

“grit your teeth and smile at the pain” was the mantra I imposed on today’s run. The cold has been making my knee complain quite a bit lately so I knew today would be a task. Overall I felt good but ice was necessary afterwards.

Railroad run just past warner

Had only 30 minutes today because my heater is out and I had a repair man on the way. Still it was great to get out there and see how my legs felt after all the yoga I have been doing. It has been over a week since my last run so I tried to take it easy. This is always easier said than done especially when I have Drum and Bass blasting in my headphones.

I made it past warner and my google maps app tells me it was 3.27 miles. Not bad for 35 minutes. It would be better to be going faster but I am happy to be running. Here is the route:

Railroad path to Elliot

Strapped on the Nikes and hit the dirt for the first time in a week or so. The weather is just right for a coat and I have the iPhone set to DJ Hypes xmas show from 2007 (fucking right on!). The stiff air hits me momentarily as I step out the door but I am already moving at full speed from the headphones. Now its just a question of getting the breath right.

My hamstrings are killing me from yoga. The concern for sudden and total explosion/shattering is on a good portion of my mind during the first 5 minutes of the run. The savior was the breathing technique of just using my nose for the majority of the run. Naturally the sprint at the end broke that whole system.