I was so glad that I didn’t have any races to worry about this week.
With all of the conversion craziness and trying to stay somewhat ready for Salinas Valley, I was beginning to feel a little run down. As much as I want to run all the miles to get my numbers back up, I also need to not break myself. And this was my thought process before the stomach flu tore it’s way through the office. So glad I’d already decided to keep things chill this week. 😛
Monday- 3.55 miles I had taken the day off as a vacation day post Salinas with the hope of getting some rest and catching up on some things I woefully behind on. Umm, not so much. But I did make it to the new trail in run town for a few miles up and down. The trail is great, the drive to the parking lot though is ridiculous.
Tuesday- Rest Sticking to any sort of post work schedule has been difficult.
Wednesday- Rest I am sure I did something but I don’t remember what it was. 😛
Thursday- 3.1 miles I had zero desire to run after work. None. The long days were catching up to me. But I changed and started driving towards home. I ended up at the River path and told myself a mile was better than nothing. I started out walking and had a hard time convincing myself to run but eventually I started. I expected the crappiest run ever however I ended up running the smoothest, most consistent miles since marathon training last year. I stopped once when I thought I heard a stray kitten. If you follow me on IG then you might know that I spent a few moments looking for it in the bushes before thinking that this might be a good way for creepers to lure people into the bushes. 😛 Ok, the exhaustion is making me delusional.
Friday- Rest Yay, it’s Friday! It was the first time I worked the late shift without opening too in months. I couldn’t remember what time to set my alarm for, ha!
Saturday- 4 miles After spending some time shopping in SLO, I hit up a path in work town that I haven’t been on since last year. I love it but there are parts that I don’t feel comfortable by myself in the evenings. This time it was the early afternoon and I took my mother along for the ride. 😛 The route is great and very scenic but about a mile from the car my left leg did that buckling in pain thing again. WTH?! I hadn’t felt it all week and I now I felt like it was going to knock me flat. Grrr.
Sunday- Rest I was still super tired and with my leg acting all wonky, I decided not to push it. There are races I would like to run in October and I can’t do that if my leg is still giving me fits. Stupid leg. Where’s my foam roller?
10.65 miles for the week. Not great but not too bad either. I stayed upright during the stomach flu epidemic and my leg didn’t start screaming until Saturday, so I was able to get in some decent short miles. Now if I could just figure out what is going on with my leg.
How was your week?
Any tips for odd leg pain in the groin area?😛
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