I decided to run until I felt good and ready to walk again, and I ended up doing two miles, and I only walked the first minute of each mile. I might've done more, but both my hip flexors were protesting, so I wrapped it up with that. Not bad since I've been doing intervals for so long.
I haven't been as diligent with my hip flexors and I should be. I'm diligent with every other strength exercise, so what gives with my lackluster effort in that regard? I'm not sure, but I have to make it a priority. I do an exercise with my ankle weights, and I can take weight out and do more reps, or put weight in and do fewer reps. I wasn't surprised that my right one protested since it's not fully healed from the slip and slide party, but my left? Noooo!
I gotta work on those because I do want to try this again, and go more than 2 miles. This is where my music really helped. It seemed like I would run 4 songs, then I could walk a minute to start the next mile. I just kept thinking "keep going until the end of this song", then I would push that to the next song, and the next.
That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama
If I can keep doing this on the treadmill this summer, hopefully I can apply that to running outside. I didn't even need my Rocktape Tuesday, and my knee behaved.