My wife surprised me and picked up a Bulls outfit for my daughter yesterday! (Repost if you saw this posted on another feed yesterday) Hard time getting her to stand still for the photo.
This morning was easy run #2. Decided to do 6 and give myself enough time to do them at 9 minute miles. I wasn't sure what type of legs to expect after having mac truck type mobility on Wednesday.
Woke up at 4:30, out at 4:50. Gut wasn't a big concern as I wasn't going to a speed or distance that would get me to the danger zone.
A fair amount of runners were out which was nice. After a couple blocks I felt a good deal stronger than the last run, my lungs felt pretty normal too. Checked my watch at two miles and I was going waaay to fast, so I slowed down and kept my focus on recovering and not my time.
I was better disciplined the rest of the run. Legs were still creaky and I need to put more confidence in the leg and my ability. I still have the mental block that I lost like 50% of my endurance in 4 days... lol
Tomorrow will be easy run 3, hopefully a slower pace, and 8 miles. Then I can see if I can get back in stride for Sunday at 10 miles at 7:40 pace. Thankfully this is a cutback weekend in my plan, so I don't have to worry about getting in the long run. I need to start respecting the long run pace, as I always do it about 30-45 seconds per mile too fast.
I wish I had a PT appointment before my strength run on Tuesday, but at least I have two before next weekend. I'll try using the foam roller until then to work on the knot.
Now for a couple things more...interesting than my limping around and tears. Children and prudes please leave this post now.
Do you like Breaking Bad and Aaron Paul? Did you see his AMA on reddit the other day? He loved doing it so much, that he made a youtube response giving out The Bitchies award to the best parts of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEK5_S740E4
Second link, it was a top forum post on reddit.com/r/running. First off let me say - I DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION HERE - can we say AWKWARD.
LINK: This is a little weird, but does anyone else..
Now that you are suddenly either feeling a lot more comfortable that you aren't alone with your "issue" or randomly uncomfortable....
HAVE A GREAT DAY!