It's officially Race Week! It's not exactly the same when I haven't really trained for the race in question, but I better starT getting serious about this 6.2 mile adventure because training solely on chocolate chips, chocolate bars, and trader joe's tortellini probably does not equal success.
Yesterday we finished a new section of our fence we were building and I'm really impressed with the fence and with us. Nobody was murdered and we are still married, plus the fence is pretty straight. I didn't get a run in yesterday but I did take an ibuprofen for the first time in about 5 years. Does it make anyone else sort of woozy at first? I took another one today since I woke up and my back was still a little stiff and I wanted to get a run in plus work on the fence more. Is this the stupidest idea I have ever had? I really think I just pulled a muscle in my back so I'm not doing any more damage by masking the pain a little and running and using my power drill. But then again, I'm not familiar with back injuries. I'm hesitant to google 'Back Pain' or 'Back injury' because I'm sure it will unnecessarily put me horizontal for 3 days. I also feel so much better after running anyway. I am pretty grateful I don't have aerial today, I hate missing class and I think doing that with a pulled back muscle would be impossible.
9/7: 5.05 miles, 9:32 avg pace
The run this morning was really fun. And Slow. Like I was really convinced my Garmin was on its last legs because the numbers were a little bigger than I was hoping BUT I didn't care. I haven't been on the trails within Seward Park much this summer and it was really nice to get back. It's always so much cooler and peaceful in the woods. I hate the term "blissed out" but that is basically what I am coming down hills in a beautful, lush forest. There is a major hill as you head up into the woods that had a giant tree fallen across the path. I hurdled it, sort of, and felt pretty cool. I had to make a pit stop at 4.9 miles and then sprinted back to my car for a total 5.05 mile run. Good timing body, good timing. I hate having to worry about digestive issues on my runs because it is usually something I can prevent by not eating all the chocolate in the house the night before and eating something with some nutritional value. After the run, I stretched with some ducks and headed home.
Hope you are getting to enjoy Labor Day!