|I want to run when it's cool - not work!|
Grumped all through my morning. Running is a serious addiction, I can be in pain and still be sad I missed a cool morning run opportunity.
Here's how I ended up icing....
Saturday I ran until I hit double digits....just because, and when I made it to mile ten I did ask myself, "Could I do this 10 more minutes?" (thanks Megan) but it was not that day. I could feel the fatigue in my knee and it was getting really sunny. I will ask myself that question the next time I get going a little earlier.
Sunday I went to my favorite trail spot just to take it easy and shake out my legs.
|Parking to trail head|
|I am growing attached to this|
|Over the hills and through the woods...|
Thoughts mile by mile...
Mile 1 - 9:39 (sailing - whistling)
Mile 2 - 10:19 (not bad, but legs feel heavy already)
Mile 3 - 10:47 (4 x 1 is working ")
Mile 4- 10:32 ( I can do this)
Mile 5 - 10:16 ( I feel sore, keep pushing it'll end sooner)
Mile 6 - 11:29 ( oh crud, my knee hurts, slow down, you can do this really easy pace 2 more miles)
Mile 7- 10:50 ( Yep, sore. I really don't need to run that last mile)
and I didn't, because you just have to know when to stop.
hit went to the gym tonight and ran an easy pace 12 minutes just to get warmed for my upper body work out. My knee was still feeling sore at the gym, but much improved. I worked out with my gym buddy and spent a good hour on upper body and even tried a new leg machine (new to me) for my hamstrings I have been unwilling to get on :) Next workout I will start trying to toughen up my legs.
Just a few short hours after working out, I feel ready to roll again. Ice is a wonderful thing.
Does anyone relate to my craziness? Sore and pouting because I can't run. Ever had a similar run?