Pity Party time!!!
I don’t know exactly what it was, but Monday’s run sucked. I’m not even going to try to sugar coat it because it just plain sucked. The run felt sluggish and I felt blah the whole time. I don’t know if it was just a blah work out because it was the day after Christmas or because it had something to do with doing the workout with no food in my system. I had just gotten up from a rare nap, fed the baby, and decided to hit the treadmill. Maybe my brain was still a little foggy.
I had a burning feeling in my calves for the majority of the work out. Wow, talk about annoying! I googled “burning calves” to see what the potential issue could be and found some possible answers on livestrong.com. It seems like the burning calves could be the result of 1. my (poor) running form and 2. some dehydration. After the run, I felt stiff and sore – my left knee still has some soreness around the knee cap area which is why I’m wondering about my running form (Kim – maybe you could watch me run the next time you’re in town?). I haven’t felt crappy during and after a workout at all since I started the Couch to 5k program 4 weeks ago and I felt really bummed out about it.
Week 5 starts tonight and I hope that I have a much better workout or I will probably start feeling really discouraged which is not helpful. Starting at Week 5, the run times increase at each workout and while I’m amped about the challenge, I know if my body doesn’t cooperate I will probably have an internal struggle with myself about giving up. Yeah, a few lousy workouts is all it takes for me. Probably something I should work on.