Thanks for all of the tips last week on PF! I know it’s a common, but yet frustrating issue. Alan has been trying a combination of things, and did end up buying a R3 Roller (thanks for that idea Beckett!) I’m surprised how many of you have had high hamstring issues. Boo on that – but also good to hear you have survived it and are still doing great things. Positivity!
Miles run this week: 26.5
Monday – 3 miles, treadmill. I was going to take today off, but due to the work fiasco last week, I thought I needed to get the sweat on to preempt any bad stuff that might be going down today. My run was ok. I felt a bit stiff, but then realized I had done a leg workout at the gym yesterday which included hamstrings curls, which I really shouldn’t have done. I will be skipping that machine for a while!
Tuesday – rest day!
Wednesday – 6 miles, treadmill. Another run on the ‘mill! Watched a few more episodes of The Good Place. At night I went out with some friends for Mexican food and margaritas. It was so good to see my friends again. I feel like I’ve been trapped in my home office working on all of these computer forever!! What a mess. ugh. I’m going bonkers!
Thursday – 9 miles. I tested the waters to see how my hammies were feeling. Happy to report they weren’t feeling terrible after an hour and I made it to 9 miles feeling pretty good. On my path I went through this park where they were growing trees (they are tubes with little trees in them). I always think it looks a bit spooky! After my run I was a bit sore 🙁
Enjoyed a little wine & cheese night with Alan that night. We had the new holiday cheese from a local store. Yum! It was cut from a 2,000 pound wheel of cheese! [ps, that’s HUGE!]
Friday – 5 miles. I woke up feeling good! I was only going to run a few miles this morning, but after I got started it was feeling decent, I just kept going! In fact, the last half mile felt pretty great which shocked me!
But later at the gym I sat down on a piece of equipment and I felt a shock of pain go up my leg. What the heck? I have no idea what that was, but I was a bit sore the rest of the day.
Saturday – Crosstrain, spin bike. I wasn’t feeling any pain today and it was a rest day. I still wanted to be active though, so I used my spin bike! It’s been a year since I’ve used it I think. Crazy! At least Alan and my daughter have been using it in my absence. Hopefully it won’t make me sore.
We went to the University of Toledo basketball game in the afternoon and they had a great game. 100 to 41! A fun outing.
Sunday – 3.1 miles. Toledo Roadrunners club Turkey Trot. We’ve run this event as a family for quite a few years now. It’s a prediction run so we can’t use watches for timing. I did have one buried under my sleeve, but I swear, I did not even peek at it!!
I figured I would run a 9:30 mile if I was just running with no care. So I wrote down 29:30 for my time, 29:15 for my son, and 29:00 for my husband. My daughter ran with her friend, so she was doing her own thing. The strategy here is that we all finish together, so we have a wider chance of one of us getting on time! Good thought, right? Well this year our technique finally paid off! We finished in 28:58 which was pretty amazing timing I think! Alan won a turkey! Woohoo!
The funny thing about winning a turkey is that we already have two of them! I bought one for 87 cents a pound, which I thought was a decent price, but then I saw a sale for 33 cents a pound and couldn’t pass up that deal. It’s going to be turkey-palooza at our house this winter!! LOL
Q: Do you prefer turkey for ham (or something else!) for Christmas dinner?
Ham. I’m team ham. But I do like turkey leftovers (good thing!).
Q: Would you be good at guessing your pace for a race? Do you run without a watch often?
I don’t run without a watch very often. I’ll admit, I’m a slave to my Garmin!