EARTH DAY 4 MILE EARNED RUN EFFORT
I ran an Earth Day Earned Run Saturday and made it a 4-mile effort. Not a race. Just a run with a negative split. My training has been delayed because of a sore knee, likely a bursitis or tendinitis. It’s been about a month since I last ran a distance greater than 6 miles. My running streak is still intact, but other than prepping for and recovering from those one-mile daily runs, my activities have included swimming, resistance weight training, and stretching and foam rolling. The reason for the knee is probably, in part, related to going up and down a ladder during a 7-day painting streak. The other part is likely related to weak gluteal muscles. Am back to performing clamshell and side leg lift exercises daily.
I’m almost ready to resume regular activities. On Earth Day I put a plastic bag in my pocket and ran 4 miles, ending up about one mile from home. On the mile walk back toward home I picked up trash. There wasn’t all that much, but It did make a small difference in improving the natural beauty of the path.
It was such a tiny effort but surprisingly so EASY that I hope to do this once a week. I’ll record progress on my bib too, so that it motivates me to follow through on the commitment. Share with everyone your effort to help the planet. We can all benefit from inspiration and encouragement.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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