If you're looking for Worthy Running Day 9, you won't find it. Let me explain…
On Tuesday, I had planned to run between 8-10 miles, and after a very easy 2 miles to a hilly park that I like to run, I started to climb the hills. I'd no issues until after almost 2 miles of climbing when I noticed my right calf becoming suddenly very tight. I was quite surprised, as my left hamstring and hip are my usual tight spots (that I've learned to work through really well), so this ailment on the right side of my body sort of threw me off! It doesn't feel severe, and I am currently breaking in a new pair of shoes, so I think that this with the amount of hills I've been running lately is likely the cause. Anyway, I was able to stop, 4 miles away from home, and call a very kind person willing to come and pick me up to bring me home!
So the reason there is no Worthy Running Day 9 is because I decided to be cautious and take the day off from running. It was my goal to run everyday this month, but I've got to be smart about this. I figure that taking a day off to make sure that I can keep running is a much better option! Better not to take this risk. Fortunately, the way that my Achilles/calf feels is a feeling that I am familiar with from my time running competitively in undergrad, so I feel well equipped to deal with it and keep pushing forward!
On the bright side, y'all have come to my rescue and continued pledging small amounts that are adding up quickly! This is the beautiful thing about the way this fundraiser is set up: it really is a collaborative effort! If I have a rough day, all it takes is a couple of individuals to pledge to keep the momentum going! Likewise, if a day goes by with out any new pledges, I can push myself to run a few more miles! We really are all working together on this and that feels amazing.
I am so excited to annouce the day 10 totals. So far y'all have pledged $5.19 per mile, and I've run 97 miles. That means that we've topped $500 with a projected total raised of $503.43! So cool! Let's keep this going! As I'm still going to be cautious the next few days, running just a little shorter distance at a slightly slower pace, I know that I can count on you! Please consider pledging HERE.
Stay Cooped Up! Y'all are awesome!