Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Motivation and Weekend Wrapup

It is so easy to take running for granted when you are healthy and running good.  This year that has not been my story.  I like to think I have learned a lot this year about listening to my body.  In April I felt pretty invincible and pushed my body when I should have been resting.  Then I kept pushing it just a little instead of just resting.

It is so hard for me too rest, but as a result it took my quad way longer to heal than if I had just RESTED.  So when I hurt my foot I didn't mess around.  I rested.  If an activity hurt my foot I avoided it.  Except for walking at work I had to do that.  I iced. I elevated. I massaged. 

It is feeling better now but instead of going right out and running 5 or 6 miles on it, I did on easy 2.25 Friday and then went back to the elliptical for the rest of the weekend.  Maybe a little over conservative but at this point I have nothing but time.  There are no race deadlines looming, just a long cold Montana winter.  and since the snow is blowing straight across the field this morning I bet today is another play it safe day.

I am missing those long runs the 7-10 mile variety.  I think that is my favorite distance to run.

We had a fun weekend.  My son scored his first touchdown in flag football.  To say I was proud of him would be conservative.  He plays so hard and wants it so bad!

After his football game we ran to the car and drove to Bozeman for the Bobcat football game.  We missed most of the first quarter (but it was worth it for Cade's first touchdown).

Not sure why Cade looks so grumpy here, he really was not.  Guess he didn't want his picture taken.
See all smiles with Champ! 

How was your weekend? 


  1. Good for you for listening to your body. I've been sidelined for a couple of weeks - taking the rest needed is so hard!

  2. I'd rather play it safe too. I've been switching it up with the elliptical as well...and I think my body likes me more because of that!!! Go us!!!

    And congrats for your son with his TD! Awesome!

  3. So happy for Cade and his proud family supporters. Awesome!

  4. Awwww. I hope you get back to your old habits soon!

  5. Cute photos! My favorite distance tends to be between 5-8.

  6. Sounds like a fun weekend! Very cute photos!

    Maria @ The Good Life

  7. I'm really happy to see that you're posting SOME miles and making progress. You'll be back to that 7-10 range before you know it. And yikes--horizontal snow?? We got our first storm last night and I have to admit I was a little surprised. I'm really not used to this business of having actual winter weather!


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