Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Run Down Rest Day

We'll start the post with yesterday evening. I went to my physical therapy appointment and got the normal - oh it hurts so good - treatment, followed by strength exercises.  I was happy that they paired me with an assistant that was also a big Bulls fan. See Red!

I got home and my kiddo stuck to me luck glue. I ended up eating my dinner with her sitting on my lap. She proceeded to stuff my face with pretzels for my post dinner snack. I normally don't mention go into these details, but this one is funny.  During her bath last night, she noticed a couple specks of dirt or whatever came off her feet in the tub. She proceeded to yell at them to GET OUT of the tub repeatedly, screeched, and pulled my hand to the tub to take it out and yelled MESSY! BYE BYE DIRT! This happened about 3 more times. The same girl that likes to sit in the dirt at the playground and throw earth around.

As today is my rest day, I decided to just relax last night as well, skip chores, and try to watch an episode of Orange is the New Black.  Apparently the moment I stop moving and relax, my body shut down.  I kept slouching farther down the couch and dozing off.  I'll be rewatching part of that episode I guess!

I'm not sure if I was more tired than normal with the hot running, weeks of short sleep, or just what happens when I stop moving.

Positive I'm taking from this, I know I'm giving this everything I got and leaving nothing on the table.
Possible down side, I am playing with fire with my limited down time.  Day by day.

Today, I'm still pretty tired. Dress shoes aren't the best support when trying to rehab off a strain/cramp.

I had a few flashes of my calf cramp walking to work, but it hasn't appeared since.  Pretty sure I just need this rest day hard.

Now for Thursday Randomness.

How most of us probably describe our perfect day:

I taped this photo on a co-workers jug of protein powder ( I always call it muscle milk)

How short are your shorts men?

Reddit IAMA with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant from Reno 911! Includes video response links!

Now Bethany @ Accidental Intentions picked me to answer some questions, so here we go:
1. What did you want to be when you grew up when you were little? I wanted to be in the NBA!
2. What’s your writing utensil of choice? currently, whatever my kid leaves out for me.. a crayon
3. If you need to ask someone a question and that person is not within earshot (i.e.: talking isn’t an option), are you most likely to text them, call them, instant message them (either through gchat or otherwise), or e-mail them? text or email
4. What was your preferred study location in college? (Or now, if you’re currently in school) home!
5. What’s your stupid human trick? (i.e.: ear wiggling, tongue rolling, etc.) i can touch my nose with my tongue and wiggle this little muscle in my lip
6. How many e-mail accounts do you have active right now? 2
7. What did you have for lunch yesterday? PB&J and a Sub
8. What’s your favorite type of weather? Fall!
9. Have you ever met anyone famous? And if so, who? I most recently met Fabio!
10. What’s your ideal mode of transportation? Running... minus the sweat

I was a supposed to include a pic and link people... I'll do that once I think of some WRCE approved questions.

Happy Friday Eve!


  1. Heh, that's how I feel about Muscle Milk.

    I can't wait to read the WRCE-approved questions. What's your favorite sausage, and why? Trick question, they're all awesome.

  2. I felt soo much better today than I have in the last week. If we're really the same running-person, you should feel 1000x better tomorrow too! I've also started wearing an older pair of running shoes on my commute to and from work. I find when I hit 60+ miles, my feet don't like walking too far in dressy shoes. It really helps!

    How do you like Orange is the New Black?

  3. I love that their shakes are pink!
    What is the wurst bun to use? the one that can't handle the sausage

  4. I'm hoping tomorrow is better and I feel 1000x too! or at least a little bit lol! Rest days I always feel creaky. My leg is a little spazy today, so I'm guessing it'll be a game time decision.

    I have a new rule too, never run in dress shoes to catch a bus, it feels worse than running with horrible on hills.

    I really like Orange is the new black! it is a fun show. It is like Reno 911 mixed with a little deeper writing and other stuff

  5. Pete B lakefronttrail.blogspotAugust 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Embrace the cramps and learn how to handle them. If heaven forbid, you get one during the marathon, you will know if they are severe, or if you should just ignore them. You will become a cramp expert. :) Also, are you doing exercises to strengthen your calves with your PT?

  6. Good thought! i'm just scared if the cramps are related to my strain at all. I dont want to put myself in jail again. I'll have to use it as a controlled learning experience!
    Yup, doing calf exercises and stretches at PT and home

  7. Hahahaha I appreciate that your writing utensil of choice is a crayon. I also 100% agree with the running-minus-sweat thing. If there were a way I could run without sweating (and without risking dying of overheating, which I imagine would happen if I didn't sweat), I'd be a very happy runner.

  8. My shorts are in the safe in between zone...short, but not TOO short.
    It's gotta mean something when your rest day kicks your ass...

  9. I've written grocery lists in crayon! I'd like to just be able to walk around in the summer without sweating! I dont know how so many people look so dry in the city with the heat