I came home from school PSYCHED to do my track workout. That is strange coming from me, the person that used to hate any type of speed workout. I hurried and changed into my running gear and made my way to the track!
Warm-up: 1 mile @ 8:00 pace……Yeah, not quite (I knew there was a problem when in reality I did a 10:30 mile with crazy pain). I went home crying.
I think I tore a muscle in my quad on my snow run 3 weeks ago (I had never ran on snow and went too far and too fast on something I had never experienced) and it has hurt ever since. Since it is a muscle and not a joint I thought it would be okay to just push through the pain and on the runs previous to today after a mile or two it warmed up and I felt fine. Even on my 27 miler on Saturday it felt AWESOME after my legs warmed up a lil’!
Don’t worry I don’t think it is too serious but I am going to be SMART about this one and not run until I feel ZERO pain. I am thinking just a few days of icing, resting, compression and elevation will do the trick.
I am staying optimistic because our minds effect our healing and in the long run of things, racing season is just beginning so it is imperative that I heal completely so I can do MANY races this year.
At first I was really mad but then I went to the gym and did 45 minutes of upper body and ab work and came home in a better mood. I am really working on not letting the anxiety of this happening at such a pivotal time effect me too much:)
So, even though I can’t focus on RUNNING this week, there are plenty of things I CAN DO to make me better and faster:
-FOCUS on NUTRITION…….work on eating the most nutritious and helpful foods for recovery that I can.
-Get lots of SLEEP!!!
-Guzzle the WATER.
-Work on my upper body and core strength because we all know I NEED IT:)
Really I don’t want pity comments and I hate complaining (there is enough of that in the world and I want you to leave my blog feeling uplifted and happier) but I am telling you all this as a little heads up of why I am taking it easy the next few days.
I will still destroy Boston:)
I was running (not literally, more like limping;) late to my BACHELOR party and so dinner was packed on the go and eaten while watching the season finale.
This would be a ginormous salad with spinach, iceberg, zucchini, avocado, almonds and scrambled eggs. It was awesome. There was also a big old cup of chocolate milk with glutamineto go along with it.
We watched The Bachelor for 3 hours. I am happy with who he picked but the ‘After the Rose Ceremony’ made me confused……..What did you think?!?!
Allison trimmed my hair while I was there too….THANK YOU GIRL, I LOVE IT!!!
Check back later today for an amazing cookie recipe that Allison made for us…….main ingredient peanut butter.
Girl time + peanut butter + my favorite show= an awesome night.
Bachelor fans…..Who do you think the next Bachelorette will be?
-Ashley!!! PS Brad scares me now! Did anyone know about his twin….that was a pleasant surprise ha I love you Billy:)
What summer fruits/veggies are you looking forward to the most?
-Watermelon, cantaloupe and fresh tomatoes from my sis-in-laws garden!
How often do you get your hair cut?
-It had been way too long but usually about 10 weeks (oh wait that is way too long to, oops).
What puts you in a good mood?
-Any type of physical activity, listening to Regina Spektor, being with family/friends, watching my favorite shows, shopping, and counting my blessings:)