Well, I got myself out of bed this morning at 8:30 am. After a few delays and prepping, I was out the door by 10:15. Instead of parking in the pay lot on the north side of Lake Calhoun, I chose to take a chance and park on the streets. I was lucky and found a spot right away.
Today was very cloudy in the morning and looked like it might rain. I did not care because I was dressed appropriately for it. I decided to go the opposite direction on my run today just to give my IT band a change. Ah...I should have NOT done that because my shins and IT band did not like much during my run. I took an easy and comfortable pace during the run.
I ended up getting caught in a light shower during the 1/3 mile of the run. I did not care. It actually felt really good (the opposite of Running Rabbit's view) since it was VERY humid today. When I crossed one mile mark, it stopped for the majority of the run.
One observation I made during my run was that there were some women on the running path that should have had more chest support because EVERYTHING was bouncing up and down. It was a little ugly, but that's all I can say. I have seen some guys in my past runs that should have a shirt on too.
As I was finishing, the damn side stitches were hitting again. I slowed down a little bit, but ultimately pushed through them. Plus it started raining as I finished, which was a good thing. Then as I was driving home (after a good stretch), the rain REALLY started to pour. I was able to finish my 5K run in 33:51 - shaving one minute from my time. YES!
I stopped to get my smoothie and a few items that I missed when I went to Whole Foods on Saturday. When I arrived home, I asked my hubby, who was so sweet to help out, I assist me in a few more good stretches. He was able to my hammies loosened up, which were REALLY tight, along with my quads and glutes. I am SO overdue for a massage. As I was laying on the floor, my two cats treated me like their human saltlick. I could not get them off of me.
After my hubby was finished, I ate something quick and then headed for the shower. The shower felt very good. When I got to work, I was able to complete two more assignments (one I am still waiting to turn because I need to know how to attach two documents in two different formats), which leaves one more assignment left to go.
Tomorrow's going to be a much needed rest day and a day to visit the chiropractor again. tomorrow's also another early wake-up day and heading to school by 8 a.m. Three more days left after tomorrow.