Yes, that really is a word. Well, at least “niggle” is a word that is heard a lot in the running community and it often appears around “taper madness”.
As for taper madness, I think this article sums it up perfectly for me…
Read more about it here… it’s pretty funny (and ALL true!!) And really, “should I buy new shorts?”. Of course! If only I could find a pair that fits correctly. Sigh.
And about those niggles. That happened to me this morning. For reasons unknown to me, my right shin decided to hurt. Just out of the blue as I started my run this morning. I simply ignored it (of course!) and iced it after my run. But on a good note, my left knee didn’t hurt one bit. Go figure. By 4:00pm, the pain was gone.
I did some more kick butt intervals this morning. Five 1/2 mile intervals from a pace of 7:30 up to 6:40! I was very happy with this set because the last one was faster than the last time I ran intervals.
We took a day off on Tuesday and went to the new aquarium at our zoo. It was pretty great taking a day off in the middle of the week because it made it seem like the weekend already!
The day started with some wholesome breakfast. I mean, a bunch of sugar. Rock on!!
Then we spent a long time at the zoo.
The coolest thing was this stingray who really wanted to be our friend! He was practically jumping out of the tank to get petted. Awwwww!
We also made friends with some parakeets who also really enjoyed our company. And the treat on a stick.
After our long day at the zoo, we went out for pizza. It was a well rounded family fun day!
Q: Are you doing anything special this week? Enjoying Spring Break maybe?
Q: Favorite donut flavors?
A: 1) Those things with the creme fillings. 2) Frosted with sprinkles 3) Pretty much anything at the bakery.
Q: Dream pet – stingray or parakeet??
A: Stingray, because that means I would live at the beach, right?