Ahhhhhh! My body knows what it needs and I'm glad I listened to it. I was still feeling pretty crummy after work and I had to pick up my son for his cello lesson. I decided to put my workout clothes and running shoes on so that when I got home around 5:30, I could eat dinner and get that run in. I was planning on napping in the car while Ian had his lesson.
I quickly changed my mind once Ian was out of the car. There is a nice park near his teacher's house near the mountains, so I decided to run. I am so incredibly glad I did. It's a gorgeous day in Los Angeles. I'm sure those of you reading out-of-state are saying, "when is it not a gorgeous day in L.A?" Mid-70s, sunny - a stereotypical day. Anyway, this park is great because it is not flat, there are lots of changes in elevation. I practiced my Pose Method of running especially on the decline to get used to my positioning. I alternated running with walking, but I could run a lot further today than I have before with my new shoes! Yay! It means my body is adjusting to this new way of running.
I got in about three miles in 25 minutes, so I'm very happy. My anxious feelings are completely gone. Seratonin is a miracle worker. And according to Gabriel, I smell like plants - grin!