Day 3: Run not completed
How I feel: Deprived. Seriously. It was like I woke up with my muscles twitching and ready. Strange that after only two run days my body has already figured out the rhythm and thinks it's time to run. It wants to run. Weird, especially since we know it will then try to strike me dead when I do run. On the other hand, I've started getting shin splints already (I've had them before). I'm taking an extra calcium-magnesium supplement, which has helped in the past, so we'll see how it plays out. I also discovered my heels were KILLING me on the drive home from PEI, so I'll keep a feeler out on that. It may be that I need to retire the old sneaks and get some decent runners, and maybe a nice cushy insert for my heels. No quitting though! I'm more determined than ever!
Why I (didn't) run: LAZY! Or too social? Something. We got to the church in PEI around 10:30. It was a fun drive, but it's always tiring. Then the drive to my billet, where I sat up talking with friends until after 1. Then the alarm went off at 5:45 so that we could fit in showers and get back to the church for breakfast at 7:30. Timing was tight. I could possibly have fit the run in, but I would have had to jump right out of bed and set off on a road I'd never been on before, and I just wasn't feeling brave, or particularly energetic, for that matter. And as it turns out I was on the road where the giant yard sale was set up, so I would have had many witnesses to my jiggling. And by the time I drove home and fell into bed Saturday night, I didn't feel up to running Sunday morning. I barely felt up to standing. And I made us late for church prepping my lesson and getting something thrown together for the potluck we had afterwards, which I had completely forgotten about until the Princess reminds me (she never forgets when there's a possibility of free desserts). And can I stop starting sentences with and? The grammar nut inside of me just died.
Changes: I think I have to change my mindset. If I'm going to be a runner, I need to own it. I could have asked that the alarm be set a little earlier. At the first sign of scheduling difficulty I folded into what was easy instead of finding a way to make my run happen. No more excuses!
Things to photograph on the way: Are you kidding me? I was on PEI! Everything is a picture. Everything. I love that little island!