Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

... yes, I went to private grade school... Chapel every Wednesday... :)

So I was super psyched about my speed workout yesterday. But, my body had a different plan.

First, those kids were very much at the high school track yesterday. Bummer. So, I proceeded on to do a fast 3-4 mile loop. Shortly after I took off, my achilles tendon started to throb a bit. Instead of thinking, "hmmm... perhaps I should rest it today" I thought, "Well, maybe it'll be a nice easy 3-4 mile run instead of a speed workout." Wrong answer. As the run continued, the tightness went from my achilles tendon, up to my hamstring and the side of my knee. Ended up running about 2 miles and then taking a nice walk through the park for about 2 miles.

Took out "The Stick" last night to rub out my muscles and did lots of toe raises throughout the night (Seriously, what else do you have to do while brushing your teeth. That's 2 minutes to do toe raises!).

Tried to get up early this morning to do yoga... When my alarm went off at 5:30 a.m., I promptly turned off my alarm, cursed the very thought of doing yoga at o'dark-thirty and went back to sleep for another hour. To (semi) make up for it, no stilletos today (opted for a simple, but cute, black wedge instead) and I'll probably do some cross-training tonight instead of a run. No injuries here! :)

3 comments:

Crystal said...

Today was just not the day to get up early. I had the alarm set for 5am to go swimming and forced myself, cranking and whining, out of bed at 5:30 to get a quick walk in. I blame it on hump day, got to get over the hill first and it just wasn't happening!

Hope the kinks work out in the achilles..at least you got a decent run/walk in.

Gotta Run said...

LOVE my stick!!! It works and was worth every dime.

Why do alarm claock have to sound so mean in the morning. I HATE mine and the sound just pisses me off. :)

Gotta Run said...

A pink huffy.... now that is funny!! The clips are very easy. nothing to be scared of...promise.