Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug!

Today I was the bug!  (listen to the new theme song for today!)  My speed workout today was miserable.  Not even the kind of misery that you think might be good for you, that might make you stronger.  No, today I just wanted to stop because nothing felt good.  The top of my foot has been hurting for some reason after my run on Saturday.  Then wearing sandals on top of it all weekend long didn't help.  I tried to loosen my laces yesterday, but it didn't seem to help much.  I think I must have a bruise there or something.  My marathon shoes got here yesterday so I put those on to run in today and just kept the laces on that one foot really loose.  Maybe it just needs to heal.  I'm sure my other shoes aren't done yet.  My quads were feeling the effects of the weight training yesterday and felt like they were stuck in mud or quicksand or something.  My knee has been o.k.  I wear my Pat Strap every time I run and that seems to be keeping it from getting any worse.  I'm still icing it and stretching, so I'm sure that is helping.  My lungs were miserable today too.  Then I still had to do upper body weights!  My run today was 6 1/4 miles in all.  I did speed for 1 mile, then 2 miles, then 2 x 800 meters.  Yuck!  

I think I have spring fever and really want to be running outside!  It feels so good out there, but still not good enough for me to push that stroller with a 2 1/2 year old in it for my speed work out!  I'll do it for easy days but I guess I'm stuck on that treadmill!  I know the years will be soon be here when my Logan will be in school and I don't want to wish those years away.  I know that time will come when I can go anytime, anywhere.  So until then the treadmill and I will be good buddies!  

8:30  ate Kashi blueberry cereal with milk.  Forgot vitamins again!
10:30 ran drinking 12 oz accelerade.
12:15 drank Endurox R4 for recovery.

1 comment:

Jodi said...

I can soooooooo relate! It's so nice to hear that you struggle once in a while too! Ya know, that misery loves company thing! I do hope your foot gets better though. Love the song...although neither option is really a good one in my opinion! Even if you are the windshield you are still a mess!