Friday, June 3, 2011

National Doughnut Day and the run from hell

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!   


  1. Ugh donuts...I love love love them. Haven't had one since I ran my Marathon in January! LOL Glad you were released to run again!

  2. I want this heat and humidity to go far, far away!