Today was my first run outside. I won’t lie, it hurt a little.
Before going out I mapped out the distance I wanted to run using mapmyrun.com. As someone who does not consider themselves a runner, it was almost daunting to see how much land had to be covered in order to run at least 3 miles.
I knew the run would be different and more challenging than the treadmill. 3 miles on the treadmill is just this static 30 minutes. Outside is a totally different story. The road from the house starts out as a hill. My calves felt the run immediately. My shin hurt a little bit, but it wasn’t too bad. I plan on taking tomorrow off, so we’ll see how the day after pans out.