City running is for the birds. You may have to slow down and watch your step a bit more, but this “nature running” thing is pretty cool.
Today’s instagram deluge of photos is brought to you by the letter “H,” for Huddart Park, and the number 90, for the minutes I ran (and also walked another 30 min upon getting a bit turned around on a trail).
Next time, I’m going to bring water, a map, and sustenance.
Step 2 in the nature running initiation process I believe is icing in a creek. So, finding a suitable creek is going on the Silicon Valley Check-list.
On a separate note, it seems I’m going to need to hire an in-house acupuncturist and chiropractor one day. A few weeks without a session and I’m completely out of whack again. Since last Monday, about 30 min into a run, I start getting hip pain (outer, near greater trochanter if I had to pick a landmark), lower pack pain (pulling feeling), and adductor pain. Nothing crazy, not to painful, but it won’t go away.
The kind people over at SMI were willing to work me in at the end of a day on a weekend for an adjustment. Hopefully, they can crack me into shape. I was told my glute medius, piriformis, and QL were “really tight” – different state, same problem.
I keep thinking maybe I should take a week off, but the running weather and scenery here is too good to pass up. So, I’ve taken some walk breaks and, hopefully, things will just resolve themselves.
Because, that’s how it works, right? Ignore and it will go away. I’m sure I’ll be eating my words in a few weeks, but hopefully not. I have trails and 5Ks to conquer!
TELL ME: I DON’T KNOW, SOMETHING COOL YOU DID THIS WEEKEND. OR JUST SOMETHING COOL.
PS – Today was the Boilermaker, my favorite race! I hope everyone got two popsicles at mile 5.
PPS – Go congratulate @jessemthomas on his 2nd place today. He passed a lot of people on the run, or something really cool like that.