five outdoor miles

The good news is, I made it outside. And, I ran a decent number of miles.

I did not, unfortunately, manage to run the number of miles I planned- I was originally hoping to do 6 or 7 miles, and I only managed 5. The cold weather threw me for a loop, more than I expected. Also, since most of the people in my neighborhood do not shovel their sidewalks, I wound up trudging through several inches of snow on most of my route. In fact, I wound up doing a lot more walking than usual, and just going a lot slower than usual.

I also fought a lot of stiffness and soreness in my left leg. First the hamstring, then the calf, and finally the hip.

It was frustrating, but at the same time, I’ll call this a win. I made it outside, I moved five miles, and tonight I am tired and sore, but I feel good.