I guess 15 days of running in a row is starting to catch up with me. My legs are beat! They aren’t super sore or anything, just tired. I’m still going at it though! I did 3 nice and easy miles this morning, in my favorite weather too!
It was cold, cloudy, and perfect out. I was hoping to get snowed on, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. I still had fun on this run, although I was super glad to be done with it. 😄
So I have a confession to make, I’ve run at least one mile for 15 days in a row, but I haven’t been doing any kind of recovery, aside from sleeping in my comprehension socks every once in a while. Oops…that’s probably why my legs aren’t too happy right now. So I decided I was going to start doing something about that today.
After my run I iced a few sore spots, then took a nice hot bath. I wished I had some Epsom salt to put in my bath, but I didn’t. So I figured hot water was better than nothing. And it did seem to help a bit. My legs felt a little less tight when I got out. Oh and it started snowing while I was soaking in the tub. Go figure. 😂
So after my hair had dried off a bit, I took both Lily and Dean on walks. Lily loves the snow just as much as I do! She always gets super excited when she knows it’s snowing, and today was no exception. I don’t think Dean really cares though. He definitely prefers colder weather, but he never seems to give snow much thought. Unlike Lily who starts prancing around, licking it, digging in it, and basically just acting like a puppy again. 🙂
Anyway, as far as recovery goes, I’m also trying to drink more water. In the winter I don’t usually feel thirsty that often and my water intake kinda declines. That’s not a big deal though, I can kinda power through not wanting to drink water, the real issue is that our city is currently under a boil order which is super inconvenient. I’ve never had to deal with a boil order before, as I grew up on a farm where we had a well, instead of being on the city’s water system thing. So yeah, this should be fun. Hopefully they’ll fix whatever the issue is soon, because let me tell you, drinking boiled water is kinda gross. Well, maybe not gross, but it is super weird. I spent quite a bit of time boiling water this morning. I filled up two water bottles, a glass pitcher, and I’ve still got water in the pot.
After the dogs and myself had our fair share of playing in the snow, I finally got around to doing some restorative yoga and stretching. Plus at this point it had pretty much stopped snowing and there was only about an inch of snow on the ground and that’s not all that exciting, so it’s not like I had anything better to do anyway. 😉
After that I pretty much just took it easy for the rest of the day. I watched some Netflix, then started re-reading Game of Thrones for the 3rd time. I actually didn’t finish the series the second time I re-read it. I got kinda bored with it since I had already read it before and then saw the TV series (I haven’t seen season 6 yet though, but the books don’t even make it that far, so yeah…). So I guess we’ll see how long it takes me to get bored with it this time. Haha I think I need a new book/book series to read. I’m very much open to suggestions! Just sayin. 🙂
Aaaand Luke just got home, so I need to start making dinner.
Happy hump day!