|Hawkeye always sleeps on the way home but even the typically-alert|
Trapper Corgi MD needed a nap after this one.
Though it was almost un-runnable today, I really like Smith Preserve. Hope to return soon for the big (7-8 mile) loop, preferably after the snow melts but before bugs (if that time period even exists). It is much less hilly than up at home, and features a variety of winding single-track loops through open, light forests.
There was a major ankle twisting on right side, same one I've had achilles problems with before. It seemed okay when running but it's throbbing a bit tonight. A bit unusual, but I doubt it will cause lasting problems. I see it more as a reminder to stay present, to mind my gait and to pay attention where I place my still-Hokaed, still-Microspiked feet.
Unique problems with the left foot lately had me wondering if I was brewing a stress fracture or something. It's unlikely because it's always easy to assume the worst, but steeply increasing road mileage in crummy shoes when body is already dealing with a number of other stressors...maybe not a bad idea to keep an eye on it. As for the spine, it remains sound; this is a blessing I will never take for granted. I am continuing the strict regimen of loving every step.