Today is rainy and gloomy, so I’m going to take us all on a photo tour of my run yesterday morning! It was an exceptionally beautiful morning…and I took my phone with me (lesson learned).
<Quick injury update>
With IT band syndrome, the pain usually comes after a certain number of strides/distance, and it’s okay to run as long as you stay under your “threshold.” Basically, figure out how many miles you can go before you start hurting, and stop before that point. Right now for me, it’s somewhere between 5 to 7 miles–though hopefully this number is increasing with the hip & glute strengthening I’ve been doing!! I’ll write a post on the strength moves later–So I went 4 miles.
Since we can’t feel humidity through pictures, I’ll throw in a little imagery: It was as you were chasing a space heater through a tunnel of wet paper towels. Now that we’re nice and sweaty, here we go!
After two miles out, I turned around to head home and approached two deer. I stopped, they stopped, and we all looked at each other. I slowly maneuvered my phone out of the plastic bag I was carrying it in for sweat-protection and snapped a few pictures before they ran off.
All of that nature in only four miles. Also- no pain during the run or later that day. 🙂
If you run with your phone: How do you keep it dry?
Would you rather run (or walk) at sunrise or sunset?