a big, huge, fat, BLANK
Seriously, I can't think of anything random about me that would be worth posting about. Maybe it is the early hour; maybe I haven't had enough coffee. So, I will have to noodle this over in my head and save that post for another day.
In the meantime, I'll fill you in on what you are all no doubt waiting to hear - and that is how am I recovering after my first track session? Well, after the session Tuesday night, I felt pretty good. (You can read about it here.) A mere 12-hours later I got up and ran five miles with my running friends, which of course ends with coffee - YUM.
I really think my body didn't quite know what had hit it yesterday morning, so I decided to jump in and do my PT leg exercises which I haven't done regularly in several months. That went well, too. Around noon, however, my body did finally start to process everything. (Apparently, it's a little slow on the uptake.) It was like everything caught up with it. Suddenly, my hip flexors and quads, especially, were sore. It wasn't a bad sore, just a tired sore - like I had enjoyed a good workout. Which I had.
The yoga class I was planning to take yesterday afternoon suddenly seemed like too much, so I ended up skipping it. That made me a bit sad, because if I don't go to my class on Wednesday afternoons, I will have a hard time fitting it in at all during the week. So, while running errands yesterday, I picked up this little gem:
I hope that it's worth the $3 I ended up paying after taking off the Target gift card I had earned weeks earlier buying unearthly amounts of toilet paper and kleenex. (I love those gift card offerings. They get me every time!) My hope is that if I can't make a yoga class all summer, this will at least give me a yoga option. It offers two programs - one for relaxation and one for flexibility, both of which I can use. Anyway, it seemed a better choice than the yoga for beginners, the pre-natal yoga, and yoga for mommies DVDs I saw. We'll see!
In the meantime, I am foam rolling and softball rolling like crazy.
|Foam rolling can be a bit of a challenge - what with Dog|
thinking I want to play.
If I were a good blogger, I would have gotten a picture of the toxic algae, instead all you get is runners.
Hubby joined the pack for the run - his second since his 100-miler and that seemed to go well. I and the kids exercised our right to play at the park with friends. Afterwards, we enjoyed veggie subs and ice cream sundaes. Some of us enjoyed the ice cream more than others.
Nothing gets kids hooked on running like sugaring them up with a bunch of treats. Positive association and all that. Anyway, a fun night by all.
Today, the plan is to do my 6K row - nice and easy. I may also plug in my yoga DVD if there is time. Finally, I am hoping to bike the kids to summer school today. We'll see if they go for that. Then it's errands, clean up time, and karate. Isn't summer supposed to be relaxing? What's all this running around stuff?