I started the day feeling good. Didn't sleep 8 hours but I woke up at 4:30 and got to the business of getting ready. Walking from the car to Thomsen Overlook on the Katy Trail, I did an inventory of what was going on with the old bod. Physically, I felt as good as or better than I've felt since starting this process. Good sign!
I always walk the first quarter mile just to warm up after stretching. After that, I did my best to jog as much as I could. One thing that seems to be a challenge is the build-up of lactic acid in my leg muscles. It was a recurring problem this morning and I think I might need to do a little research to see if there's a solution. I seem to recall seeing something about adding bicarbonate of soda to my water bottle in order to neutralize the lactic acid. I could be totally out in left field, though. I'll do some reading before I do anything stupid.
Overall, it was a good day. Shorter recovery time. Felt better from beginning to end. I'm kind of on a path of running a slightly different distance every day. Somehow, in my mind, it seems like that might be a good idea. . . keeping my body from getting into an expected pattern.
Tomorrow, hill sprints. There's a winding walkway from the middle of Reverchon Park to the Thomsen Overlook that has a pretty good grade and isn't that long. I think I'll concentrate on running that hill a few times to work on strengthening my legs and my lungs. Don't worry. I'm only pushing myself to do what I'm able to do. If I'm going to run the Turkey Trot in a personal best time, I need to push this old body to do what it's still capable of doing.
I'm still looking for running partners. Beginners are more than welcome. Let me know if you're interested.