Wednesday, January 25, 2012
After I did my first Couch to 5k run on Sunday I was exhausted, and sore for two days. I took Motrin, hot baths, and iced my hips where the pain was centered. This morning I woke up dreading today's run. I was still mildly sore and more than slightly cranky. The sun was behind a bunch of ominous clouds and as I started to run, I felt raindrops.
I said a little prayer for it to quit raining because I knew that if I had to go home, I would NOT go back out to run when it stopped raining. The rain stopped, and the sun came out. I persevered. My new bra made things a lot less bouncy and that alone was awesome because my back didn't hurt.
About 5 minutes into the program I noticed that my hips and legs were no longer sore. I'll admit to being very excited about that because I've been walking around like a granny for three days. Who knew that the CAUSE of the soreness could also be the CURE? I'm so glad that I went out and ran. Runner's high again!
I'm getting the biggest kick out of being able to say, "Oh, I'm a runner." when people talk about exercising. It's true! I am a runner, and I'm going to keep going! I used to say that the only time I would run was if zombies were chasing me.
Not anymore. Especially since this is the least stressed out I've felt in weeks!