That was the worst run that I've had in ages!
I started off with two 10ish minute miles, which were okay.
Then, the right leg-hip joint started hurting at random times when my foot hit the ground. Oh no!
Then, the bottom of my right foot started hurting at random times. Oh no no!
Then, I started to get that feeling. You know, "that" feeling. The one that has you pondering, "Who cares? I'm sure they'll let you use their bathroom. Plus you'll never see them again." Yes, that awful feeling. I was two miles away from home, so I started weighing my options. Luckily, I can't stress that enough, there was a Circle K about .2 miles from my turnaround point and I made a beeline for it. Pronto, stat!
I felt so much better afterward, words cannot express this enough. However, I started getting a side-stitch around mile 4 and that last mile just plain kicked my booty!
Then I realized I needed new shoes cause that pain in my foot & waist wasn't going away.
Then I realized, I'm just old!
The only thing I can take from this run is :
- Plan your routes carefully!
- Just be glad you got out there and finished!