What a difference a day makes. I am in a much better mood today. I took advantage of my insomnia this morning and went for a run. It was still cold but I actually saw a puddle of WATER, not ice, but water. I am so excited about our low double digit heat wave.
Now that is it getting lighter out in the morning, I think I am ready to add Wednesdays to my early running routine. It is a great feeling to be able to cross the workout off the list before I get started with my day. Plus, I don't have to get up at 5AM. I can sleep in....until 6AM that is. There isn't a lot of cars on the road at that hour and my neighborhood is quiet. With the exception of a face full of school bus exhaust, it was a perfect run today.
I tried something new today. I ran while concentrating on controlling my core muscles. As I have mentioned before, I am incredibly weak in this area because of all the times I have been under the knife. It was tough to control. I had a harder time regulating my breathing and keeping the form. Unless my mind is playing tricks on me, I felt less pressure on my knees and hips. Is this something that all runners do? Is this something I should have been doing all along? Whatever the case, I am going to work on using these muscles more to see if it improves my overall running.