I'm not in a good place right now. I was totally bummed that the forecast that said clouds in the morning, sun in the afternoon and upper 50's failed to mention that the sun would only peek through for a few minutes (which I apparently slept through), 52° would be the high and there would be 20+ mph winds to make this NOT a bike day. Then, I just was feeling very BLAH all day. My daughter wasn't keen on me leaving her home with her brother, but I caught a break when my mother-in-law came over for a little bit this afternoon and I could get out of the house. I had taken a short nap after head bobbing through a chapter of a book. But I headed out just after 4:00 into a super cloudy afternoon that felt much colder than my home thermometer indicated.
I decided to do the route that I usually do if I want to be sure to get in at least 5K. But by the turn around point I had something happen that I hadn't really had for a while....SHIN PAIN! Like really crappy pain. I was just thinking the other day how happy I was not to have this so much anymore. But it was freakin awful! I walked a lot more of the way home than I did the way there. And of course, then I was fighting hips and hamstrings and knees as I'm sure I had nothing that looked like "form" after the shin pain kicked my butt.
It took me 50 minutes to do 3.5 miles. I had new music that I downloaded yesterday so I didn't have to listen to the same old stuff. Last night I was actually....gasp!....looking forward to going. But it was a suckfest. Running into the wind for about a third of it didn't help. Having raging PMS probably didn't help either. So instead of coming home on a "runner's high" - I want to shower and crawl into bed. Blech! I'll try to find a sunnier self tomorrow.