My quest for Boston actually started on Monday night. I was so energized by watching/listening to the event that I absolutely needed to get out for a run. Buster and I headed outside about 830pm to do some stretching while my watch linked. We started off and just as I got a few steps out I realized I had some things in my pockets. So of course I had to turn around and drop those items off outside the house.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I CANNOT run with things in my pockets. I know in the past I’ve kept some tissues, maybe a fuel gel, and my gloves in my pockets while I was running, but it really does irritate me. I don’t like the feeling of my pockets swinging back and forth as I’m running, totally throws off my entire run.
Ok rant over, back to my run lol….
Once we got back on the run, I knew I needed to make up some time for the early pit stop so I tried to keep a steady pace. After getting my phone situated I settled in and clicked off the first mile at 8:44. Not bad for having to go back to the house to drop my stuff off. At the end of the first mile we had another stop to let Buster take a bathroom break. Again, I knew I needed to make up some time so I put the hammer down and wanted to hold a strong pace for my second mile. I ended up clicking off the second mile at 7:29 with a moving pace of 7:16. Shut it down after two miles, I didn’t want to push the envelope as I’m slowly building my mileage back up. I was pretty happy with the effort and I can actually feel some of that old stamina coming back.
My feet felt great all through the run, no signs of aches or pains. When I got back home I sat on the floor to stretch my IT Band and roll/stretch my feet. Everything felt great going to bed that night. When I woke up there was some slight tightness in my feet but nothing too severe. Just in case I’ve been stretching and rolling yesterday and today to be proactive with my feet. I know overcoming PF is a slow process so I’m just trying to do all I can to keep my feet nice and stretched.
Do you hate running with things in your pockets? What other pet peeves do you have that can really throw off your run?