Thank you Kansas, for another thunderstorm at 2 in the morning and another ridiculously humid day! I am so so so so soooo ready for cold fall runs…
Jeez I whine a lot haha. Anyway, you know the saying “bad days build better days”? I’ve definitely experienced that this week. Yesterday was a terrible day for me. I was tired, sore, the humidity made me want to die, and my easy 3 miler took me 45 minutes because I did so much walking. Today on the other hand, I felt pretty good! My interval workout went super well despite the humidity and I ran my fastest 5k on this particular watch, so it’s not technically a PR, but it’s still pretty exciting. 🙂
Near the end of my run I saw a cop driving to the civics center, and I usually do I smiled and waved as we passed each other. We ended up seeing each other again as he was leaving the civics center and I was walking past on my way back home. So he stopped, fist bumped me and told me I did a great job. This is why you should be friendly with your local law enforcement! In my experience, they are usually really friendly and appreciate being acknowledged. Plus, in a local race there’s good possibility that they will be out there directing traffic and keeping your ass safe while you’re running the course. So be kind to your local police officers! Most of them are out there doing the best that they can to keep your community safe.
So I had a pretty good morning! I stretched after my run, then had a yummy protein shake (1 frozen banana, 1 cup soy milk, and 1 scoop chocolate whey protein) and did a little bit of weeding in the garden while I drank that. Look at me actually doing recovery activities after my workouts!
Oh and I’m totally ignoring the fact that I’ve been having little twinges of pain in my left knee and shin. The knee pain is probably just because of all the rain we’ve been having. Haha that’s right, rain makes my slightly messed up knee hurt. I’m old like that. 😉 As you may or may not remember, I’ve had a lot of problems with this shin before, so I’m foam rolling like crazy and basically living in my compression socks. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep this from becoming a problem again, but I guess I’ll have to wait and see, and keep up with all my recovery stuff. I think that was half of my problem last time I had this problem.
Anyways, I’m off to do some hip strengthening! I need to keep up with that as well (and I have been for the most part), I don’t want to have to deal with an injured hip again either.
Only 23 days until the first day of fall, but who’s counting?! 😉