So here I am, super excited for my first half marathon on Sunday.
I made a huge mistake today.
I didn’t feel like running this morning, but by this evening, I was itching for a good run. I decided to take this bum for a run:
We left the house, and he was a ball of energy, so we quickly ran down the hill to the bottom of the street.
We then turned left onto a back road, but since I’ve never taken him running before, he didn’t know how to respond and he ran in front of me. I tripped, rolled my ankle, and fell. In front of some people standing outside in their driveway. Whoops.
After having to explain I was okay, and I’ve never taken my dog running before, I ran off quickly to avoid any further awkwardness.
I did my lap around a few blocks a little too quickly. This quick pace, combined with the fast pace down the hill, combined with running with my dog, resulted in:
– one moment of sheer awkwardness
– three moments of almost getting hit by a car
– one rolled ankle
– one strained quad
If I pulled my quad or rolled my ankle to the point that I can’t run in my first half marathon ever on Sunday, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to forgive myself.
I always tell myself I’ll never regret a workout, but for once, I was wrong. I am so mad at myself for going for that run this evening. I wish I had done it differently or could just scrap it completely.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.