I had a good run Friday, and by good I mean slow easy and slow for three point one miles. Saturday I was feeling pretty good so I ran/walked 5.5 miles with my sister at a faster pace than I should have. Afterwards my right quad yelled at me the rest of the day.
So Sunday I did not run. Today I did not run. I did do yoga. and some more yoga. This is how I feel about that.
When I first was injured and I started in on the yoga, I hated it. Too slow. Too boring.
I am slowly learning to appreciate it. I am learning that I am as stiff and inflexible as I have ever been, especially in my hips and hammies.
I am learning to enjoy the feeling of my muscles stretching and oddly enjoying the slow relaxed pace.
It has been a long time since I have slowed down. I am thinking of taking off the rest of the month from running. Not a happy thought, but if I want to get better...AND I DO! I think I really need to not run.
It is making me crazy. I see a road and I can feel me running down it. I can see me on the road, one foot in front of the other, breathing in the clean fresh air and hearing my foot steps on the gravel. I am at this point planning to cancel all races until at least July, possibly August.
The frustrating thing about this is, I can feel so good sitting here, just a slight burning in my quad, but as soon as I start running it just gets uncomfortable. Not really painful, just not good in a way that I KNOW that if I keep running, keep pushing, I am going to regret it.
Okay well enough of the wa wa wa story.
Positives are..working on flexibility, taking up yoga, and more time to clean the house. I tried a little retail therapy. I was looking for something nice to wear to a wedding this weekend. Apparently I no longer have those kind of skills. I can shop for running things like nobody's business, but something dressy..I didn't try a single thing on, and I went to about 10 different stores in the mall. Aack!