For those of you who read food blogs, you will often see a “What I Ate Wednesday” post. Same idea here, except it will be what I saw when I ran on Wednesdays. So take a peek at what my orbs observed and then add your own experience!
Today’s run is brought to you by the letter “D”. Disappointed. Deflated. Dejected. Dastardly. Some might say Dramatic (as in my reaction, not some super exciting event that took place during the run). I’ve been resting, rolling, heating, went to an ART session (have another booked for tomorrow), did a proper warm-up for this run and still… still my quad nags at me. I was on cloud 9 for the first .50 mile of this run as I felt fantastic and SO HAPPY to be running. But by .82, that familiar tightness showed up in my right quad. I ran for a minute or so more and when it was clear it was not going away, so I started walking (no pain with walking). I walked for a bit, then tried running again and nope, not any better (I like how runners do this – “hmm, let’s see it’s been about 3 minutes. That ought to be enough rest to see some real improvement!”) . This is when I started crying and got a little dramatic. I knew this is what I was risking when I ran the marathon, but it’s still a bitch to pay the piper. My ART guy, Scottie O (man, one thing this blog does not need is more Scotts to keep track of! But I love each of them, so they all are gonna stay. And this one is a great ART therapist, highly recommend him!) does not think that whatever is tweaked out is a major injury, so that is a plus. But it is enough that running is not in the cards today. Ah well, it was still a gorgeous day, and I saw these things through my tears:
What did you see on your run today?