I had a commitment at 8:30am this morning, so had to choose whether to get up early enough to run my 10km and get to the appointment (30 minutes drive away) on time, or leave it until afterwards. I set the alarm early, knowing from long experience that I would regret leaving the run until after the appointment, and spent an hour warming up and doing some chores before setting out at 6:30am.
I expected to feel very sluggish and sore as I set out, but actually felt quite good, although my right Achilles tendon was stiff and painful. I took care not to force it and hoped it would loosen up as I ran. This was a recovery run, so I made it as easy as possible by crossing the sand bar to McMasters Beach and running out and back along the road.
|Not a pretty sight! Running in Maine, USA, in 2009|
I finished today's run comfortably and hope that my Achilles tendon is a little less painful tomorrow.