Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was my first run since the time change and I was just a little bit excited to finally be running in the sunlight again! A less exciting aspect of yesterday’s run was dodging through all of the spring break crowds.
This process was made slightly easier when I made the executive decision to cut my run down to only two miles. My calves were SO TIGHT and my left achilles was tight and painful. I’m not entirely sure how the achilles works medically speaking, but mine was so tight that I was worried I was one step away from it snapping like a twig.
I’m well hydrated. I stretch all the damn time. I don’t really know what it is. The only thing I can think is that it might be related to Hashimoto’s, a type of hypothyroid condition that I’m being tested for.
Tight calves isn’t a typical symptom, but from reading through various forums I have noticed that many people with Hashimoto’s have complained of tight calves and one person even complained of a tight achilles. It could be totally unrelated, and I don’t yet know if I have Hashimoto’s, but if there is a link it would explain what’s going on. While I haven’t been diagnosed with hypothyroidism yet, I have 99% of the symptoms so it seems more than probable.
^ Ugh. I seriously HATE getting blood drawn. I don’t even like thinking about it! Adam using the needle emoji was just mean! ? ? ?. I’m such a baby when it comes to these things and just have to keep on reminding myself that if I could finish a marathon I can do anything.
Okay, let’s get off this topic for now!
Yesterday I got my new Finn Balor shirt in the mail! I’m so glad it arrived in time for me to wear it to the NXT show on Thursday!
Totally unrelated, but I’m back on the hot tea wagon. I love hot tea so much that I drink it until I get so sick of it that I need to take a break. Right now we’re rekindling the romance, hard. I had three cups yesterday but I wanted to have three hundred.
Look at that caffeine level ^. You would think that would inspire me to get up and go running in the morning, but you would be wrong. I’ve once again given up on making the transition to morning running. I’m just not cut out for it and I don’t know why I’m trying to force the issue.
Now that it’s light out in the evenings and I can see my pretty beach it’s even more unlikely that I’ll switch to morning running.
I’ll leave running in the dark for the next few months to all of the early birds out there!
Speaking of which, recently a fellow runner, Jean, reached out to me about a really cool new product she’s launching a kickstarter for next month. The concept is really cool and I told her I would tell you about it since it’s a great safety product for those who run in the dark.
The product, pictured above, is called the Convertible HDL headband. The HDL suffix comes from the High Definition (HD) camera and Lamp (L) that’s attached to the front of the headband! With the Convertible HDL you can run and train safely in the dark while recording video and taking pictures to share with friends/family/the online running community! It’s also going to have a live streaming feature so you can live stream a race, keeping your friends updated on how you’re doing and when you’ll cross the finish line.
I’ve seen on Instagram that a lot of runners seem to be trying to take their GoPros out on runs – this would probably be a lot easier than holding up your camera the whole time.
I’ll share the link for the Kickstarter once it goes live in case you’re interested in the product and/or supporting a fellow runner who has a cool business concept!
This isn’t sponsored although Jean did offer to send me a free running hat! 🙂
That’s all I got for today. Hope you have a great day!
How has the time change affect your running? Better or worse?