I’m in Utah for work this week, where the daytime temps have felt a little chilly for my Vegas-acclimated blood, but have felt great for post-work running. And the fact that I didn’t bring my Garmin with me has kind of made the runs feel like they are free from pressure, even if the usual pressure is entirely self-imposed.
I ran around 5 miles on Tuesday evening and just 3 tonight. Both runs felt amazing, effortless and pain-free. I’ve been running in the Nike LunarGlides this week AND without my knee brace. That’s how I want to be able to run all the time, it just feels a little more free. But if I have to wear a brace to run for the rest of my life, I will concede to that!
I’m itching to run fast, but I’m playing it safe and following doctor’s orders of “no speedwork” because I have bigger goals than getting a little immediate speed now.
Instead of running on Wednesday I went to see ‘Whip It’ with my mom. That was a good choice too!
I’m really looking forward to getting in a long run this weekend. The Las Vegas Rock ‘n Roll half is coming up quickly!