I got up this morning to run. The back deck was wet, so I could tell it either had rain, or was sprinkling....but I love running in the rain.
I was going to run on the Keystone Trail, parking at Peak Performance....but was running a little late, so decided to start on Fort street instead.
My legs were good...and bad. The usual pain (the one I've been seeing the PT about) wasn't there....but that strange (and horrible) pain I get just on the top of my foot, where my foot and leg make an "L" was bad. I can't lift my toes, I can barely lift my feet. My running is loud and sloppy (which isn't good on wet sidewalks) - I end up soaked to my knees from the splashing.
I stop to stretch it out a little, and am unable to stand on my heels alone.
Oh well....it goes away after three miles....so it's no wonder I can't get motivated for these shorter mid-week runs. They are all 3-4 miles in length.
About 3/4 of a mile into my run...the lightning starts. Oh boy does it!
Out loud I say to the sky "fine, fine!!! I'm going home!"
This is the part of my run where I'm glad I run in the morning with no one around. (hehehe)
I turn around immediately and head back to the car.
The lightning gets worse. The thunder gets louder. The rain get heavier. It would have been perfect, had it not been for that darn lightning.
I've got to work late tonight, so 1.5 miles is all I'm going to get today. It's better than nothing I suppose. :-)
1.65 miles, 20:09, 12:02 overall average pace (argh!!!), 176 Max HR, 160 Avg HR, 186 calories