Jeff’s Post – Running the Pain Away!
I just finished my morning treadmill run (6 miles) and for the first time in a while I didn’t feel a shin pain I’ve been dealing with for a couple weeks. It felt more muscular (in the front of my leg but not like a shin splint) and started in one leg and then seemed to move to the other. I’m not sure why I suddenly feel better but I’m thinking it may have been the 10 miles I ran on the treadmill yesterday morning. My legs just felt really good after that, maybe I ran the pain away. I’ve had a decent string of runs – starting with a 6 mile run with Tamara on Saturday, 11 early morning miles on Sunday (this run was slow and hilly but I loved watching the sun rise and just love being outside running while the rest of the world is waking up) and 8 treadmill miles on Monday.
We are heading to the beach for a few days next week. I’m looking forward to some time away from work and a little beach time with Tamara, Samantha and my family. It also means more running. Can’t begin to explain how much I love running at the beach! We have a trip to Wisconsin planned in early August and then I’m in full training mode. I have the Annapolis 10 Miler in August, RnR Philly 1/2 in September (with Tamara), Army 10 Miler in October (with Tamara) and then I have Marine Corps at the end of October.
Tamara was running in the gym with me this morning and we had a couple funny moments. The first was when Kacee decided to walk to the other side of the room and tripped over the cord of Tamara’s stand fan causing it to crash to the ground and fall apart (no one was injured 🙂 and the second is just the enjoyment I get watching Tamara’s reactions to what is going on with the Bachelorette. We both have headphones plugged into the TV’s so I can’t hear what is going on but it is too funny to see her hands flying in the air and see her yelling at the TV.
Tamara took a pic of me during my 11 mile treadmill run yesterday so I thought I would share it. I will try to sneak a video of her one day as she reacts to her show on the TV.
Have a great day and Happy Running!