Well, the mack-truck hit me with full force and that voice in my head said STOP!! I knew that if I didn't completely stop running I would be even worse off.
I made a mental note to completely stop all weight-bearing cardio until April 9th; my next race. 10 miles. That would make 15 days of complete rest. Today is day 8 of rest. Even thought I still have some "pain" or "weakness" on my inner thigh with pressure, I feel progress. I'm keeping positive.
Without intense cardio, the past few weeks, I have focused on areas that were lacking with my fitness. I'm loving the pull up machine. Some day I'll do one unassisted for sure. I also purchased my very FIRST foam roller. I know.... you're all mentally slapping me on the forehead like I'm in a V8 commercial. Seriously, it's okay... hit me on the forehead. After 4 YEARS of running.... I'm now FINALLY getting a foam roller.
I do love it and everyone tells me it works wonders so I'm finally listening. I focus on rolling my sore leg and stretching daily and I have promised myself to run even 5 minutes less to get a good stretch in before I head to work.
Instead of my early morning runs at 5AM, I'm now going to the gym and doing ellyptical and bike. I don't have any selfies though because it's hard to get those in action, but I'm trying to keep some cardio up. One perk of actually "going" to the gym is actually USING the gym. I'm so used to getting outside that I now have the opportunity to use free weights and machines weekly that I've not focused on before. And.. BONUS - I get my health care reimbursement because I can swipe my gym card.
How many of you miss your reimbursements because you don't swipe enough times?
A few non-fitness related items the past few weeks. My creative mother-in-law had a special bunny waiting for me at Easter this year. She was complete with a headband, race bib and race watch! She competed in the Bunny Hop 5K.
I also had a parenting first this weekend. Took a picture for photo documentation! This is my 6-year old.
That's all for the last two weeks. Weeks 7 and 8 didn't get much running in. I've ran a total of 15 miles in 14 days. I'm focusing more on weight training and trying to focus my mind on NOT driving me crazy.
It's 11 weeks until I toe that starting line at Grandma's. You better believe I'm going to be there!