Today is National Doughnut Day. Even though I have received numerous emails and Facebook messages about claiming my free doughnut at Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts, I have ignored them. I have ignored the messages for several reasons: 1) I am not a huge fan of doughnuts; 2) a doughnuts has between 6 and 9 points plus values on Weight Watchers (about the same as a mini sub from Jersey Mike's; 3) I can't imagine waiting in the line to get one.
So, for those that are doughnut fans, don't mind the nutritional information, and don't mind waiting in line - go get yourself a free doughnut! You can thank me for the reminder later :-)
On Wednesday afternoon, my chiropractor released me to run again. I had only run once since my half marathon (May 14) and caused a nagging knee pain from running too far, too fast, too soon after my half marathon. I have been babying my knee and spending a lot of time in the gym for the past few weeks and I was dying for a run. Yesterday was the day....
I got off work at 4:30 p.m. I headed to my normal little spot on the greenway with my iPhone and water bottle. I was determined to do 4 miles at my normal 3:30/1 interval. I knew that I had missed running, but I didn't realize how much I had missed it until I got going. There is just something about being on the trail that makes my heart happy.
Everything was going well until the turn-around point. I turned around at the 2 mile mark. That's when it started to hit me - it was unbearably hot and humid. After completing a 5K, I decided to walk the rest of the way home. I am glad that I stuck it out for a 5K, but at the same time I am a little annoyed that I couldn't do the full 4 miles. It was just too damn hot! If yesterday was an indication of what hell feels like, I sure as heck hope I don't end up there.
I am feeling great today! I have no knee pain at all - yay! Hopefully the weather this weekend will be a little bit cooler and I can get in a run at Shelley Lake or on another greenway trail. Time to get back in the saddle!