I’m still on a runner’s high from yesterday’s PDR. Woo!
Anyway, I’m feeling the after-effects, but it’s not that bad. My quads are a little grumbly, which is fine. My calves felt like they were wrenched into tennis ball shaped knots last night at bedtime, but I foam rolled and iced and they’re just a little tight today. I really want to get these Zensah Leg Sleeves that Ashley swears by to prevent shin splints and calf problems, but the $39.99 is a hard sell. Oddly enough, my shoulders and upper back are a little sore, too. Oh, and my buttcheeks chafed one another which is an really interesting pain to have. Who says running isn’t glamorous?!?!
And, according to my various readers and Twitter followers, chocolate Gu is the best thing since sliced bread and tastes like shooting chocolate frosting. I may make a trip to the running store this weekend to see if you all are bullshitting me on my next long run next week.
The mental triumph, of course, makes this all worthwhile. It’s so much sweeter after having a crappy week of injury and illness, too.
Moving along (steps down from cloud). Today’s orange was weird. Every other section was good. It was a strange feeling. I didn’t much like it.
I had a Chocolate Coconut Larabar for an afternoon snack.
I planned to run 4 miles today, but things got a little complicated. Tim randomly had to stay at work much later than usual, and he’s our normal dog-letter-outer. Milhouse wasn’t feeling well yesterday, so I wanted to make sure he got out of his crate at the normal time. So, I mentally reviewed my priorities, reminded myself that dog trumps running, and went home to let him out right after work instead of going to the gym.
How can you resist this face?
Poor guy! He seems to be feeling better, but time will tell.
Anyway, I’m tossing around the idea of basically adding today’s missed 4 miles to tomorrow’s 4 miles and doing another long, 8 mile run tomorrow evening. Realistically, I won’t run Saturday since I have to work, and I’d prefer not to skip mileage if I can avoid it. Of course, if I get into it and my body says it’s not going to happen, I’ll stop, but it sounds like a fun challenge!
What do you think? Skip it, add it, or don’t care?