This is how the conversation went in my head this morning:
“I should run today.”
“Hood to Coast is coming up fast. I should train today.”
“I’m a little sore from yesterday’s run and I forgot to use the Foam Roller last night…”
“I shouldn’t run today. I should rest so I don’t injure myself.”
“Maybe if I run today the stiffness and soreness will go away….”
I decided to just suck it up. I’ve never regretted a run and knew I’d feel better after doing it.
But my lunchtime run was surprisingly nice! It was hotter than yesterday’s run and there was no breeze.
I took it easy and didn’t look at my Heart Rate Monitor once. I decided to have an “easy” run and not care about time, pace or speed. And surprisingly, my run today was faster than yesterday’s run by 2 minutes!
Calories Burned: 443
I did a bunch of stretching after my run, paying particular attention to stretching my hips.
Extra long shower, extra deodorant and I felt much better! I got back to work and ate my leftover half halibut and leftover couscous for lunch. I also iced my hip/sacrum just to be safe. So far, so good.
On another note, I’m glad that everyone enjoyed Rae’s interview about being pregnant! I loved reading her answers (and not just because I know her) and hope she’ll give me an update after the baby is born. 🙂
Tonight will be dinner out #2!
Updated to Add: When I used to swim at the community pool I’d sweat chlorine. 🙂
QUESTION: Do you have a favorite deodorant that works really well for super sweaty workouts?