From 2 and 1/2 weeks ago:
Monday: 2 miles. Still felt a little spent from being sick and didn't want to over do. Full body weights and stretching.
Tuesday: 2 miles. More stretching. I was feeling much better by this day and was rearing to go.
Wednesday: 5 of the toughest miles EVER! I was feeling really great physically this day. However I was really stressing over some other things so I took it out during the run. I went back to the new trail I had found near my house. It's almost 2 miles to the trail: the perfect warm up distance. Then the hills start. I was a little worried about my piraformis acting up, but it did great! The trail looks really fun from down below it. There's a newly developed part that leads to a higher one. It looked like it followed the mountain back to my house so I decided I'd brave it. It was such good weather! Once I started on the LONG climb, I started wondering what I was thinking. It was not a developed trail, more like a deer trail. I was jumping over sagebrush, avoiding rocks and one dead deer. I climbed over a big barbed wire fence and then over another fence. Once at the top, it was beautiful. I ran over (and through) a little stream and could see the whole valley from up there. I just couldn't find the trail down. I could see my house, but couldn't see how to get down. I ended up having to run clear across the mountain and double back to get down. Really hard. Really fun.
Thursday: Did full body weights and stretching.
Friday: 11 miles, the furthest I've been since August. Felt great. No pain at all. Great weather.
Saturday: Ran to ballet class. 3 1/2 miles. LOVE this class. I don't know what I'm doing, but it's SO much fun.
Sunday: woke up with excruciating IT band pain. It only got worse as the day went on. I was pretty much limping by the end of the day.
Monday: saw the chiropractor. Yep, it's those rocky hills that he thinks did it to me. I was instructed to ice it, not run for a week, and stretch.
Tuesday: full body weights, dance video, and stretching.
Wednesday: more stretching.
Thursday: feeling much better, dance video, full body weights, and more stretching.
Saturday: Ran 3 1/2 miles. More ballet, more stretching. No pain while running, although it felt a little tight at the end of the day.
Tuesday: Did the stair stepper for 60 minutes, stretching.
Wednesday: Full body weights, stretching.
Friday: More stair stepping, 60 minutes, stretching.
I guess I'll start up again next week slowly and avoid those rocky hills for a while. I know I say this a lot, but when will I ever learn? My body and my mind have different ideas of what they can do.