Tuesday evening was very hectic around my house but I was able to get out around 8:00 pm for a run. I still need to post the history of my ankle and surgery but suffice it to say, I've been out of commission for some time. But the last 2 workouts have really gotten me feeling GREAT!!!
I've been walk/jog'n back where it all began for me, at TC Jester park in Houston. It's a 1 mile straight trail of ground granite. There is also a parallel concrete path but it's intended mainly for bikers. I left from the pool/park/stretching area and set out on this familiar path. It was quite surreal. My ankle felt great, first time in many, many months. On the out leg, I was running toward an almost full moon in the southern sky. This is just before dark and it was beautiful. Then on the back leg, I'm running towoard the most beautiful, red sunset I've seen in a long time. I know it may sound wierd but I was really sweating and after being immobilized for so long by that ankle injury, I really appreciate the feeling of sweat and of my heart beating up in my throat.
So, in summary, it was another SLSD. A continuous run (only my 2nd in a long time) of 1.27 miles. I actually timed myself today and it was 21:29, a 16:54 min/mile pace. YIKES!!! I'm not going to say it! I'm not going to say it! OK, that's slow. Well, I said it. I don't care though. That's not the point. I'm not going to make excuses. I did have major ankle reconstruction and am lucky to be even walking, much less jogging over a mile without stopping. I'm really very happy!
Here's my route on that cool gmap pedometer thingy.