30 minutes elliptical, 1 mile jog
On Saturday morning I had a fantastic run. I got myself some new kicks, headed out for my first 5+ mile run since Boston and after 8 miles I felt like I could have easily gone for 5+ more, except my legs were just super tight.
So I ended it there because I was also responsible for getting the fixins for a soccer party ready. Way to kill my endorphin buzz parental responsibilities.
The tightness has been lingering since Boston. Like I said, my body is just not recovering well. Yes, it’s been 3 weeks, but I’m not back to normal. Yes, it makes me feel lame – especially when I hang out with a lot of people who run marathons like I eat cheerios for breakfast.
But it’s my reality – I carry a pretty heavy “life” load, so I don’t get to train when and how I want, recover like I should, and my life is a little more unpredictable than the average bear’s.
Perfect example: snapshot from Tuesday evening.
I literally stayed in my running clothes all day long hoping to squeeze in a few miles and the day just slipped by without any sweaty strides in sight. I actually think that’s the reason I was sleep walking last night – trying to get my wiggles in somehow!
That said, I’m waiting for the funk to pass and my body and brain to just align. I have a race on the deck for Memorial Day weekend, but it will very likely just be a fun run more than a race (the course is literally a mile from my house).
How do you get past your funky place?
I’ve been mixing it up a bit – bike, elliptical, weight training, Body Pump classes, etc. Plus I think a little more clock time and a lot of kid time should do the trick.