Wednesday, 9 August 2017

GGR - What's Up Wednesday?

Hey everyone!

My usual GGR weekly rundown was MIA this past week and I apologize!!!! It was a crazy week that started off awful and then finished off great!

Last Monday Lola and I were out for a walk and she was attacked by a big dog that was off leash. :( Thank goodness Courteney was around and she swiftly took us to the vet. I could have never driven being such a mess. Luckily Lola is okay and only suffered minor cuts and bruises. <3

I did manage to get in my highest mileage week in a long time (52.5) which tells me that marathon training is in full swing! My body is also alerting me of the same thing with it's usual marathon mileage aches and tight spots. Thank goodness I have Jeff at Nova Physio to keep me on the road safely!!! I sort of neglected my own recovery/strengthening after Lola's run in. :(

My current area we're working on --->
Darn hamstrings! 
My glute/hamstring was super tight last weekend so I decided to pull out of the planned Macpass Mile Bridge Run. :(  Fast running is what pisses it off so I had approval from Jeff to do a long slow run and that's just what I did. We're also working on strengthening these hammies of mine so that speed work doesn't mean injury. I sent the above photo to Jeff to tell him that my injury has "moved." I think he thinks I'm nuts lol. It's red in the picture from the heating pad.

I am so glad Marg has returned from Vacation!!!! She helped me get through a 19 mile humid run on Sunday along the trail.

And when I got home from the run I discovered that Mr. Groundhog has also returned!
I took this when Lola was at the office with Matt. It's like the groundhog knew she wasn't home and he was just making himself comfortable in the back yard! 

On Monday it was the Natal Day holiday here in HRM and Lola and I went to cheer Matt. 
There were so many fast runners there! I was thankful that I was spectating because in a race position I'd never get to see so much talent ... just the view from faaaar behind. Matt ran a crazy fast 6 miler in 36:07...somehow he ran an extra 0.14 as I tend to do at races lol. 

It was also our 7th anniversary on Monday! 

We went out to dinner at The Keg to celebrate. Lola was annoyed that she couldn't come.

It was so delicious!!!

I took an extra rest day this week on Tuesday and funny enough I woke up with a head cold! Ugh. Sore hamstring, head cold, I'm falling apart I know.

I did manage to find this amazing recipe for Cheesy chicken chilli on Skinny Taste's Page.  You need to make it! It's delicious. *I did not use a package of taco seasoning since that stuff is pretty valuable in our household, so I made my own as optioned in the link. ;)

Today (Wednesday) I went out and did a test run after some needling, cupping, Tens machine, and all of the tricks Jeff does to heal me. I did a slow flat easy 10k along the trail without pain, just stiffness, so I'm feeling optimistic. Now if only I could stop sneezing. 

Oh and look what arrived in the mail today!!!!!!! 
Certainly not my fastest Boston, but definitely one that made me feel tough in the end for finishing!

Thanks so much for checking in on GGR! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!! Lola says, "See ya later!"

Ever experience a dog run in??? I'm finding it very hard to get over. It was so upsetting!!! 
Any trouble spots during training? My hamstring needs to get better fast! I'm doing all my homework!!!! 

Happy Running,
Heather :)

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