Want to know a good way to find what areas you need to tone? Fall at work, get bruised and then go for a run. A similar thing happened a few years ago after I was attacked by a dog while out
running walking. I was left with a giant bruise and puncture marks on my backside. First time I tried to walk/ run, I could no longer deny that my butt jiggled. Seriously it hurt. Damaged my ego a bit too. 🙂
Friday was a little crazy at work and I had a late lunch. I was sitting in the back at the table eating when the phone rang. Getting up to answer is where the trouble started. I had one foot propped on the chair across from me and one wrapped under mine. Somehow I tangled my chair in the chair next to me when getting up, slammed the second chair into the inside of my left leg and face slammed into the door. I say slammed because my co-workers informed me you can only call it a face plant if you hit the ground. Good to know.
I worked Saturday morning so I didn’t head out for a run until that afternoon. Saturday’s work has a shiny new building and I was so excited that I got to stand and work the whole shift. I didn’t sit down once. I had a little bruise on my leg but it didn’t bother me at all while working. I headed out for an easy run later that afternoon and was greeted by pain. So apparently I need to work on toning my legs more. 🙂 So much for running doing that for me! I had planned on my usual 4.2-4.5 route but I ran into my mom and Zoey along the way. I walked with them for a bit. While it helped me slow down and take it easy, it added some distance and then I ran a little more to round it up. Finished the run at 6 miles.
Today was the only day I have for awhile to sleep in, so I totally took advantage of that. It was so nice. I also managed to make myself get back on the bike. Soooo boring. I forced myself to do 4 miles but wasn’t paying attention, so ended up at 4.5. Or so I think. Miles on the bike always seem to go so quickly; boring but quick. I think my bike needs to be serviced but who has time for that?
After, I got the puppy and went for a puppy jog. She did so good today!!! Only barked at 2 cars and laid down twice. She may never be a solid runner but she’s great for fartlek training! Super speedy sprints followed by walking breaks. 🙂 She made it a full 5k today! She played nice with a little girl and was overly excited when a small terrier wanted to play with her. She only had one odd moment when we passed a particular house. Now this house is on my usual running route and while interesting looking with an even odder looking trailer in the front yard, I have never been concerned by it. Today however, Zoey was spooked. She actually growled at the house and barked a few times. She was completely fine as soon as it was out of sight. Great, thanks Zoey, now I am going to be spooked the next time I run by it.
I should actually be working on a paper right now but nah. Following that I should be getting some sleep, I have a crazy week ahead. So crazy, I am a little unsure of how I will get my runs in. I’m trying to look on the bright side and just say that the lower mileage week will help my ankle soreness. My first 1/2 of the year is exactly 4 weeks from today. Yikes!!! When did that happen?
How was everyone’s weekend?
Anyone run by any spooky places?