Oh my goodness! It’s been 7-8 weeks now since I last ran. And that was because I broke my ankle , not because I’m lazy. Well, I am but that is not the reason for not running.
Yesterday I had one of my well deserved days off from work, the world, getting up and rushing around. I did get up super early though. It was only because I wanted to get a good jump on the day. I had plans….big plans. I wanted to run today! But first I had to take my wife’s car to get the emissions done so I could get the registration renewed. I was off to a good start. I medicated and watered the dogs successfully and had a great breakfast. I even remembered to take a shower!
Keys, wallet, and phone in hand and out the door I went. I jump in the car and take off to the emissions center. I knew exactly where it was (I told myself). It was only 4 miles from my house. 30 minutes later I said to myself I have no idea where it’s at. I felt so lost I had to pull over in a parking lot to look up the address. That’s when I realized I drove a good 15 miles in the wrong direction and had to laugh at myself. Idiot!
Car turned around and headed in the right direction I finally found the place. Awesome sauce! There was no line. I pulled right up to the empty bay and the guy waved me in. He scanned the bar code on my door and checked my VIN on my hood. He just smiled and asked, “Did you get something in the mail saying you needed to come in?”
“Yup, sure did. I have my registration renewal due by the end of the month.”
“Well sir. You’re not due till December to have this vehicle checked. Are you sure it was THIS vehicle that needed to be done?”
RUFKM! I took the wrong car! It was my wife’s car that needed checked not mine!
It was an honest mistake. I never drive her car. In fact, I don’t like driving her tank. So I avoid even touching it. So I drove away embarrassed and probably laughed at by the tech. By the time I got home, now knowing where I am and directions, it was just way to hot to do a run till late at night.
What to do? What to do? I busted out an old leg routine I used to do back in Colorado when I would ride my bike a lot. It had a lot of front squats, dead lifts, hack squats, leg curls and extensions. I even threw in a bunch of KB swings to add some aerobic activity into this workout.
That routine took a lot out of me since I have been babying my left ankle for so long. But it did hold up with the strain I just put on it.
I wasn’t goona be fooled again by this emissions place. I was gonna look up to see if my wife’s car even needed the test before I got lost again and killed the nice cool morning air. Ha! Their website has nothing showing that I need to get the emissions checked. Well, there is 2 hours saved.
Medicated and water the dogs and had another great breakfast. I checked my emails and perused the almighty interwebtube for the latest news I may have missed while asleep. Nothing good, so enough time wasted….lets run!
If you follow my tumbler posts you can see that I was fairly excited but cautious about this mornings run. I ended up only doing 1 mile. I had no stamina, none! I think it took me 20 minutes to run that stupid mile. Best thing though is that my ankle took the pounding. Until now…..as I’m writing this I feel it getting all twitchy and achy. I expect that to happen for a while. I think I will need to focus on my lower body for some time until I get back to a normal running time.
Well that is the beginning of my pursuit for legs of steel.