Do you see the time on that clock? 7:01 a.m.
At 7:01 a.m. I was in the gym in my office building.
Do you know what time I have to be up to get to the gym in my office building by 7 a.m.?
I'll just tell you. 4:45 a.m. so I can leave at 5:00 a.m.
It's actually only 15 minutes earlier than I normally get up, but those 15 minutes felt like 3 hours this morning, believe me!
My plan was to run 5k on the treadmill, quick shower, hair, makeup and be at my desk by 7:55 a.m.
So much for plans. I ended up doing 1.65k and that was difficult. I did a 5 min warm up walk and stretches and then hit the treadmill and almost immediately my ankles seized and that moved up to my shins and it was painful. I haven't had shin splints in months and months so this was a complete surprise. The dip in the data is my walk break at 10 min which I hoped would alleviate the burning but didn't. I tried 5 min on the elliptical to see if that was easier or would help, but I think by that time the muscles had seized and there was no going back.
It could have been a combination of things - not stretched enough after sleeping all night then sitting on transit for almost 2 hours, dehydration, no food before I ran - anyway, tomorrow is a new day and I'll make sure to drink lots of water tonight and stretch more before I start.
As an aside, is there anything more boring than running on a treadmill?