Week 47- R.I.C.E

Boo.

But, first things first- I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

Ok, back to the boo, maybe boo boo would be more accurate.   Grrr.  Remember how the week leading up to Las Vegas was spent mostly resting due some leg pain after a long run.  However Vegas was mostly fine and I had 2 good runs the week after.  Followed by a not good one.  Then last week happened.

You know that feeling when you’re wearing form fitting clothing but have a band-aid on and that band-aid starts to come loose?  Kind of like it’s not quite flapping around but definitely is not right either.

That’s how my left leg felt on Monday during my run.  Thing was, I wasn’t wearing a band-aid.  So what the hell was I feeling?!!  That’s not normal!  I have a pretty high pain tolerance but Monday’s run attempt pretty much resulted in me slamming on the brakes for the rest of week.   But my leg kept hurting.    Grrr.  There are words I refuse to use that kind of rhyme with best tractor.  😒

So what did I do?

Monday- 2 miles A slow, painful crawl in the dark.

Tuesday– Of course just as I decide I need to take some time off, super pretty new shoes arrive.  I forgot I ordered these after getting home from Las Vegas last week.

ThursdayI vicariously enjoyed everyone else’s Turkey Trot’s while I iced my leg from the couch.

Friday– Does putting up the work Christmas decorations count as a workout?

Sunday- 8 miles on the bike.  I really wanted to run but I can still feel oddness in my leg so I talked myself into being smart.  I was tired of being a lazy lump though so I decided to test the leg on the bike.  I tried to keep a steady pace and not push things.  If I felt even a twinge I backed off.

So yeah, that was a crappy week.  As for the week to come.  I packed my gym bag and as of right now, we’ll just see what happens.  Fingers crossed!

In other news, I have already watched so many cheesy Christmas movies thanks to the Hallmark/ Lifetime channels.   My DVR is getting the workout that I am missing.  😛

How was your week?

Did you run a Turkey Trot?

15 Comments

  1. ThisGirlRuns says:

    😦 I truly hope your leg starts feeling better soon! Glad you’re being smart and backing off!

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    1. Thank you! It’s frustrating because I just want to run but still haven’t made it back out there.😞

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  2. Oh booo! Hope your leg feels better! My week was okay. I logged 26 miles, which has been better than recent weeks, but I still need to increase by a bit more if I’m hoping to be in shape for Dopey. Boo.

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    1. 26 miles is good!! You still have time for Dopey! It’s more about the time on the feet and less about the miles right?

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      1. Yeah, it is. I’m hoping to take it really easy for Dopey. Not running for time. Just for completion. 🙂

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  3. runeatralph says:

    I’m definitely intrigued by your tempo detection gizmo. I didn’t Turkey Trot either. I hope the rest helps you and yes those ARE some pretty new shoes. 🙂

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    1. Right? I can’t wait to wear them and right now they just sit on my gym bag giving me the side eye.😒

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  4. AJ says:

    Ugh I hope your leg gives you a break this week!! I’m watching cheesy hallmark movies each night too:)

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    1. There are so many!!! I tell myself to stop watching but I can’t look away!

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      1. AJ says:

        I know! They are definitely my guilty pleasure!! I should get other stuff done, but I just end up watching even though I could probably write one now! 🤣

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  5. Hate your leg is still bothering you, but I still firmly believe that you let it rest (or heaven forbid, go see the doc!) until you have to start training!
    I did get on the bike yesterday and did 45 minutes (my bike is a free hand-me-down from a friends co-worker that must be from 1974 so I can’t tell how many miles) but it felt good. Today I will do yoga! I can’t wait! My chin is starting to hold up and heal!!

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    1. Yay for the bike!!! And by chin you mean shin right? I just want to make sure I’m not completely out of it and missed something horrible.

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      1. hahahahahaha! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done that – yes, I mean shin!!

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  6. I’m playing catch up…What is up with your leg?? That is just crazy. I hope the rest helps and this is a better run week for you!!

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    1. It’s been hurting me for a while and I’ve been living in denial but the last few weeks it’s hurt badly enough that it’s stopped me from running. 😢. I should probably see the doctor but no one said I was smart.😛

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