Well, eventually I get it. It doesn't come right away. I am usually at least a few weeks late, but maybe all runners are. I am injured. I should have known when I was not recovering from my runs. I have a rule that if it hurts to walk it probably hurts to run. I don't listen to it all the time obviously. The clincher was the 6 miler on Tuesday. Every step hurt on my right leg. It hurt to walk in the store on Thursday, which means it probably hurt on Wednesday too. 4 miles into my 20 miler yesterday I realized I am injured. Every step of the 4 miler hurt, and I thought to myself... what am I doing?? Eventually... for me... I stop doing what I am doing, and actually listen to what my body is telling me. I am injured. Me keep doing what I am doing is not going to make it better. I think it is probably just a stress reaction of some sort in my leg. I should take some aspirin for it, but I haven't taken an aspirin since sometime last year. I have no idea how many months ago since I have taken a pill. May have to buy some. The problem of never getting headaches or anything is I will never remember to take aspirin, because I never take pills of any sort, and I'll just forget probably. Oh well.
Anything else going on?? I went to lunch yesterday with my friend Beau. We don't hang out so much in the Winter, because... well who the hell wants to go out in the cold? Just catching up. He is recovering from pneumonia... pretty much recovered, and you know things stay the same. Just kinda waiting for grilling and the yard games that bring out the tourettes in me. :)
I did get to thinking though. I become kinda focused when I run. Especially in marathon training. Like I said, I don't know the last time I ran under 30 miles, even when I have been only running 3 days each week. It kinda takes over the life. All my thoughts seem to be on running and getting in shape. When I was doing the running 5 days in a row, I felt invincible. I was never ever going to get injured again, and I am going to kick ass. Now under a new perspective... I wonder what next week will bring. What will I feel like Wednesday when I try and do a little 3 miler to work?? I was doing this stuff, and hills were easy. I needed to pick up some speed, which was getting hard with skipping Wednesdays. Now I am back to square 1, and see what Wednesday looks like.
Big changes in life bring a new perspective. Even if it is something seemingly as small as an injury, but when the injury is something that prevents you from doing what is a major life thing for you, that still is something.
What the future holds past this week only time will tell.
That is it for today!!! :)
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