We had a nice run at Frontenac Park on Sunday, doing Big Salmon Lake and Little Clear loops from the inner parking lot. I ended my run there too, and then drove to pick Derrick up at the Trail Centre after he added on another 15 minutes. The 2:45 loop was more than enough for me, as my hips and ankles got progressively sorer as the run went on, plus I totally ran out of energy. It’s amazing how long it can take to recover. Even though it was a tough run, it was nice to be out there in the woods, recharging mentally at least.
I’ve been taking an awful lot of days off lately, and I know I can use the extra recovery, but I’m starting to feel guilty about it. That’s probably a good sign, as my rule is if I feel guilt about skipping a run it is my gut telling me I’m fine to go. But yesterday my legs were sore, and I was tired, plus it just happened to be rainy and miserable, blah, blah, blah (whaa, whaa, whaa). Tonight I’m out there, rain, shine or whine.