Last run of the year today! It’s been a pretty good one, I guess. Hopefully next week I’ll put together a 2011 wrap-up and hit the highlights. :)
Made it out to the trail for a run today (though I was sorely tempted to be lazy, I conquered my sloth). It’s a beautiful day, one of those rare ones sprinkled through winter– 60º and sunny– so I’m glad I could take advantage of it and get outside.
The run itself was pretty mixed, though. The second half-mile of my 3 mile loop is downhill, not too steep but apparently enough to affect me. Around 0.75mi my left calf cramped up, hard. I spent the next mile or so trying to walk off the cramp, stretching, pretty much trying anything. After a while it did go away and so I picked it back up and the rest of the run was okay. At the end there’s a really big, steep hill and as I walked up that the cramp seemed to stretch out. So, note to self: pay more attention to your stride on hills.