I’m not gonna lie: today’s run sucked. I was excited to get home and run while it was still light out. As soon as I got home I changed into my gear, made a guess about how many layers would be good, and took off. And my left knee was pissed off. My first rule (NO INJURIES) doesn’t seem to apply to this knee; it feels better when I use it. I started my run slow, awkwardly limping, and after a few hundred meters the knee felt normal—but my gait was screwed up. Once it started to feel like a normal gait again, my lower legs were tired. Thankfully a friend phoned me, so I walked for a bit while we chatted. When I hung up the running felt right. My stride was back on. And then my lower legs started to ache.
I did a bit of walk/run and just before home, started to feel OK, but cold. I misjudged the layers and ended up hot and cold at the same time. I just wasn’t in the groove. But there’s always chocolate. Chocolate is never out of the groove.