Barely running and I still can’t get these recaps up on time lately. Oops. End of the year ennui, maybe? Embracing the inner Slacker? Hmmm.
Maybe I can blame the darkness? Even though I actually did run more miles in November this year compared to last. Fingers crossed that pattern holds for December! Though considering I had the flu from hell last year, that’s a low bar.
Last week saw me starting PT, so you’d think my body would be feeling better. And it kind of did… on Monday. And mostly Tuesday. Too bad I didn’t run those days. 🤔 Instead I deliberately rested since I had run Saturday and Sunday and then had PT. I completed my PT exercises 3 days last week and would have twice more but my stomach was being a total asshat. Kind of hard to focus on moves that rely on your core when your stomach is behaving like a demon. Grrrrr. As for the other 2 days, well that was just me being a Slacker.
So what did happen?
Monday- Physical Therapy Why is my right side such a problem child??? And I’m so glad I had the forethought to change into running pants first. Some of those exercises were awkward enough in pants- what would have happened if I had left my skirt on??? I also experienced a TENS device for the first time. Kind of odd.
Thursday- 8 miles bike I had planned on running. Took all of my gear to work with that intention but then the day just ran me down. Work ran over and I was exhausted and my right leg was oddly sore/ numb. My head was hurting but I told myself to suck it up and run so I changed into my running clothes and headed for home. Where I somehow put my shoes on the wrong damn feet. Ok, universe, message received. I went home and rode the bike instead.
Saturday – 6 miles 6 was always the plan but I underestimated how much smoke was in the air. Again. I also may have overestimated what my back was willing to do. That or it just isn’t used to carrying water with my pack again. It has been a while. 😛 I felt like I was huffing and puffing more than I would like. My leg felt tight. Everything felt rough. Then my headphones died. Grrrr. Of course as I headed towards home, my leg loosened up. When I looked at my splits later I may have been running a tiny faster than I should have especially considering the air quality.
Sunday- missed run Planned on Christmas shopping and running. Failed at both. Went shopping- ALL day but bought nothing and missed my run.
So, 6 miles run and 8 miles bike. Blah. Here’s hoping this week is a little better.
Except I already know I have issues. How is it less than 7 days to Christmas? I still need to finish shopping. I haven’t made cookies. Oh and my replacement bed is coming this week. Ok, I will gladly miss a run for the bed if the new one is less of a brick compared to the rock I’ve been sleeping on for the last 3 months. 😛
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