Today's run went really well. The weather was almost perfect at 60 degrees with overcast clouds. I still had some slight pain in my ankle that is more nagging than actual pain. It honestly seems to get better if I keep it limber and run on it more - so maybe that means that it is a little tendinitis? I'll have to do a little self diagnosis at some point this weekend (my wife LOVES it when I do that). Thank goodness for WebMD.
Am I the only one that HATES to go to the doctor? You go there, only to wait for a hour - 30 min of which is in the cramped exam room - talk to the doctor for 5 minutes. GAH It is enough to give me high blood pressure. Don't even get me started on the $40 copay...or swine flu!
The thing that I didn't like was that the run was really choppy. I waited a bit to go out running which also meant that everyone else had a chance to get up and start their Saturday morning errands. I kept thinking to myself "why is everyone out so early!?" But then I realized that it was actually like 10:30am instead of my regular 5:30am. Yeahhh, big difference. So, almost every single stoplight light (about once a mile) I had to stop for some period of time and wait for it to turn. As a result, my HR was all over the place.
This is my last run before the big Fargo Marathon. Since I am going to be in Atlanta this week and will fly directly to Fargo (via Minneapolis) I'll have to figure out exactly what I am going to wear for the race a week beforehand. Not idea to be sure - but it has worked in the past. The weather is a week out, but it looks like there is a pretty good chance of rain. I just hope that there is no wind!