Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Little Sore....

This morning I woke up to find I am a little sore.  This is nothing uncommon for me, but the weird thing, or funny thing, is - I LIKE IT.  It reminds me that I did something the day before.  It also reminds me that today, I get to take it easy - a win win.  I love the feeling of knowing that I worked hard, and I also enjoy taking it easy and letting my body absorb and adjust to the work.   Yesterday I went out to meet some friends for a 16 mile run. 
Pic @ Clyde Depot on the Longleaf Rails to Trails.
Yes, you see it correctly, snow again - 2nd time in 2 months - unbelieveable!
It's pretty, but I've had enough.  I live in the South and endure the summer humidity for a reason.
It did make for a great Sat run though.

This week was a "step back" week for me.  So I had only 2 days of running and I finished the week with 20 miles of running.  I ran the tempo on Wed. and the long run on Sat.  Yep that was it.  The other days were walking days.  The 16 mile run was @ 9:41 pace avg.  We had a good time on the run.  After we finished we went to Mello Mushroom for pizza and calzones.  That was YUMMY!
After the run it was a crazy day.  Still working on the shop project so the rest of the day was filled with trips to Lowe's for supplies and working.  It was 10:00 pm before I had any time for my ice bath.  It was worth the wait.  When I get out of the ice bath, I feel so much better.  This time of year, no ice is required, in fact, I had to add hot water to get the water up to 50 degrees.  I use an aquarium thermometer to get the water between 50 and 52 degrees.  The water was around 43 out of the tap.  
This week I will try to get 29-30 miles and hope to have time to sneak in much more of my cross training stuff - yoga, weights, lunges,squats, core work, push-ups, etc.  whatever I can fit it, will be good.  
"It's all Good!"


Julie said...

Hi Ginny,
You are right, when I feel sore I know it was because I worked out good and it makes me feel that I accomplished something:) Awesome job on your runs...especially that sixteen miler...very impressive:) Great picture! Good luck with your running, yoga, and cross training this week! I hope that you can manage to get everything in:) Keep smiling!!

Meg said...

I love the idea of an off week, I'm going to take one this week and just slow down! I can't wait. Happy running! meg

dawn said...

your pic is gorgeous! i enjoyed my leftover pizza today for lunch. it was about as good today as it was yesterday! i'm a bit sore too, after the 14, and i love it too! hope you have a good week!

Jill said...

You're right, "it's all good" - so glad things are right for you; you're going to do so well in Boston! I can't believe you have snow again...when I lived in H'ville for 5 years, I saw snow twice total. Yep, I think we're all ready for it to just go away!!

Jennifer said...

Yes! I know the sore feeling too, it is all good. And yes, you said it right when you told me the taper would be hard and I would be tired. You are so wise, thanks for all your advice! Good luck as you get back into a harder week.

HappyTrails said...

It IS all good - you are right! Nice job on your 16 miler, in spite of the snow. I can't believe you still did an ice bath later - you have focus!
I, too, am ready for warmer weather, PLEASE!!! Have a great week,

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I feel the same way after a long run! And, yeah, I learned last week that I don't need ice in my ice bath. Good tip on the thermometer! I just go by feel, but it might be faulty - if the water is so cold it hurts, it's too cold!

Tara said...

Oooo....I haven't visited your blog in awhile, Iike the look! Very festive!

I absolutely love the day after a really hard or long run. It DOES feel great to relax and know that my body is absorbing all of that hard work!

I can't believe you all have more snow. We have hardly seen snow at all here in Colorado!