Basically what I'm trying to say is that I haven't posted because I've been exhausted from training and also because I've been preoccupied with my addiction:
and I'm addicted to Pretty Little Liars. :S
Here's what else I've been up to!
My legs were more willing to do a long run on Sunday morning than I was anticipating! :D That's always good news. My training plan had a whopping 17 miles on the agenda. Gulp. Clearly I decided to run slow and easy since I raced the 5 miler on Saturday.
I didn't run on the trail until the very last mile home. My route included many rolling hills and the weather was awesome for long running. :) That's a thing right? By the time I made it back to my house I clocked 17.5 miles (28km) exactly.
Matt and I had a lunch date to replenish my glycogen/sodium stores....or something like that. ;)
So, hmmmm. On Monday I woke up I headed out for an easy 3 mile run. When I got home, I rolled out my calf muscles and my Achilles was 'A-killin' me! ;) So to speak. It was tight and previous experience has taught me that you do not mess around with a tight Achilles. Never. After much icing/heating I decided to head to my Physiotherapist. They saw me bright and early on Tuesday. :D
Since I was worried I was going to be on the, dare I say it 'Injured list,' I hit up the gym for a super crazy upper body/core workout. I had to get my endorphin rush somewhere! LOL.
At Physio, my PT and his sidekick determined that my calf muscles are uber tight! I already knew that....but when someone else tells you, it's like, 'whoa.' After some strategic taping and assurance that it wasn't the Bursa, I was good to go for a test run.
I told B that I looked like I was wearing a cast so he insisted on signing it...lol. I looked so cool going into the grocery store I'm sure. Even though by the time I ran it was HOT O'clock, I had to wear my compression sleeves to cover this! LOL.
My route was a super flat long run pace for 9 miles. I was amazed after treatment how good it felt! I spent basically the entire afternoon with ice/heat....just in case. ;)
After Physio this morning I hit up a running trail that I haven't run on in 4 years! It's just outside my PT's office and it was so nice/weird to be running there again. It's crazy beautiful so I'm disappointed in myself that I don't run on it more often. Matt does this route quite frequently since his office isn't too far from it. 4 miles at marathon pace done! And pain free. :D
I forgot how beautiful this trail was!
Wednesday was finally sunny so I decided to take the old wheels for a spin on the trail.
Some people, I mean Puppies, were very lazy today and missed sharing my ginormous bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
I promise there is oatmeal underneath...lol.
Today I taped my leg all by myself and headed out for my run. I wanted to do a flat trail run and not worry about pace. I took water (patting myself on the back right now) and headed out.
|This is my 'empty' water bottle here...lol.|
I'm not sure why I look orange here, but I promise it's not a filter OR tan in a can!!!
Lola and I got all cleaned up for the big Anniversary dinner and Selfie of course.
Thanks again for making your way over to GGR today! Have a wonderful day!
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Do you ever go to 'old' running routes or stick to your routine?
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