Spring in My Step
Spring has sprung!
Yesterday during my run I came across so many pretty flowers. I stopped to take a pic and to stretch my calves several times.
These last few days my calves have been unimaginably tight. My initial thought when this happens is always to slow down and take it easy. The problem is my calves always clear up and feel their best when I kick up the pace.
Unfortunately you can’t kick up the pace too much when it’s super hot and you’re doing a long run. I mean not if you’re me anyway. So, yesterday instead of a long run I just did a 5K.
I think it’s fine to do a couple weeks of all short runs if I have to. The only thing on my calendar in the immediate future is the Heroes in Recovery 6K next month.
There is a good chance by next weekend my calves will feel fine though. The tightness comes and goes which is the most frustrating thing. I have racked my mind trying to figure out what brings it on but I honestly can’t pinpoint anything. I’m a creature of habit and rarely change up what I eat, how I stretch or anything like that. The calf thing is honestly a mystery to me.
Even with tight calves I’m grateful for the ability to get out there and spend some time under the sun. You won’t believe how much of a sports bra tan I already have!
(BTW if you want to win a pair of the Adidas 3Matic sunglasses I’m wearing in the pic be sure to enter the giveaway here.)
So … I did something totally crazy. I bought a jogging stroller for Cecil. I haven’t taken him out for a run yet, but Adam and I did take him out for a walk on Friday and he LOVED it.
We were worried Cecil might be scared but he was totally chilling in there just watching the squirrels run by. We even walked passed the dog park and he never even flinched. I guess he knew he was safe with us.
I did a lot of research in choosing a jogging stroller made for pets. Most of them are made for dogs where you can attach a leash so that they can’t easily escape holes that are left in some areas. The Lazybonezz jogger is great for cats because there are no escape holes. I feel really safe with Cecil in there.
I’m well aware this is a slightly strange purchase but you know what – I just want my cat to see the world in a safe way. Let me live!
BTW if you’re one of my readers who likes makeup OR you want to hear how I set the oven on fire check out the post I put up yesterday.
Alright I’m out for today! I hope you have a great Monday!
What was the last weird purchase you made?
If you had no obligations and could run at any time of day what time would you go?