So, went for run (jog) # 2 today! Wanted to go to Huntington, but on the way decided to stop by seal beach to see if it was a good spot to run, a little closer to home. Well, as you can tell by my route I had a little trouble finding a good place to go. I like HB because it’s a straight, paved path right next to the beach that goes on for a while. Seal beach doesn’t really have that, so I ended up walking a bit and then just running on the sidewalks in the neighborhood right next to the beach! Which was actually just fine. It was pretty, and flat, and fairly empty which I liked. The houses were amazing! I want to move there! haha yeah right.
It was really hard at first but got easier at the end. I ran four 5 minute intervals, walking 2 minutes (more in the first one because I was kind of lost in a parking lot) between. The last interval I did 6 minutes just to make myself. Then I did a 1 minute sprint! I wanted to do one more, but then I was over it. Walked back to my car and stopped to do some stretching on some grass in a mini park. Overall, it was a good run. Unfortunately, now I am starting to feel the familiar ache of the runner’s nemesis, SHIN SPLINTS! GRRRRR I HATE SHIN SPLINTS! So I am icing, stretching, and relaxing.
I really need to find somewhere to run closer to home. I live in a pretty sketchy neighborhood and don’t feel comfortable running around here by myself really. I know myself and when it’s crunch time (aka I’m working 40 + hours and doing school full time! Soon! I don’t want it to come back!) I won’t have the time/energy/motivation to drive 20 minutes each way for a run. I guess I do need to get out of my comfort zone, but also I don’t want to run in the hood. There I said it. So til next time, I’ll be icing my shins and drinking lots of water! It’s freaking hot!