back in the saddle ~ 8 weeks ’til mickey

November 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm 3 comments

week of nov 10
total mileage 3
weeks until disney 8

i spent this entire week nursing my pulled adductor which led to a week of pure frustration and depression. it’s amazing how the body gets so reliant on endorphins. by day 4 without my run i was miserable. snapping at everyone around me. unable to focus on work. everything seemed simply out of sorts. i started eating wrong. i found too much comfort in a bottle of vodka. there was little i liked about me. essentially the week sucked! 

finally yesterday i felt confident enough with trying a short run. the goal was an easy 3 on the tread where i could set myself at a snail’s pace. but last minute sab ended up at the neighbor’s house to play and the temptation of the street was one i couldn’t resist. i grabbed the garmin knowing i could at least rely on that to help me set my pace but it wouldn’t power up. so i headed out without it. i didn’t really need it. i knew my route. a regular 3 through the neighborhood. the first steps were hesitant. i kept expecting to feel that twinge of pain but it never came. not once. and i have to admit there was no way the pace i ran could be classified as easy. this morning there was little concern. my leg felt a bit tight and the adductor is still a bit sore if a stretch it a certain way but at this point i feel i’m ok.

so i’m back. the next few days will be easy just to make sure and then it’s time to ramp the mileage back up. sab is going away next saturday for the thanksgiving holidays with her dad so i’ve got plenty of free time to get my focus back where it needs to be. though a week without truly was miserable, i don’t think it hurt the training too badly. and in some ways it may have helped as it made me really see how much i’ve come to love and need my run.

3 miles and a few steps back closer to disney.

shoes
asics gt-2130 old pair
total mileage 361
asics gt-2130 new pair total mileage 118

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sarahwrites2  |  November 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    i’m sorry it was a tough week but i think its what your body really needed. Don’t push yourself to hard and enjoy being back on track 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. becelisa  |  November 19, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    i think you’re right but it’s been so mentally frustrating. my leg still isn’t 100 percent but it’s getting there. i don’t bounce back like i used to … guess i’m getting old.

    Reply
  • 3. sarah  |  November 20, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    old is alright..i want to be like you when i grow up 😛

    Reply

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