This was my worst run so far. Interestingly, when my meds have not kicked in, I have noticed that I run much better than I walk. In fact, while at work, if I'm feeling a bit off, I might go run or jog down the hall to get myself going and my arms swinging. Unfortunately, this was not the case today.
I am getting up before the family to do these runs (about 5:45 am). I take my meds, squeeze a couple shots out of my new inhaler, turn on the iPod and go. Up until today, when I start running after the 5 minute "brisk" walk, I have felt great. Today, that feeling never kicked in. In fact, I really did not feel my meds kick in until after my shower and as I was leaving to drop my son off at school.
Nevertheless, I did the entire run and am glad I did. I know I'll have good days and bad days, you just have to roll with it. And to those who don't get what I mean when a Parkinson's patient is discussing on/off periods of medications: