My leg still hurts! I will be making an appointment to see a doctor. Still pain when I try to run. I start my workout by running half a block to see if today is the day…and it’s usually not so I hope on the bike. I would like to introduce you to my two current best friends:
During high school cross country when we had shin pain, we would all flock to the trainer’s room and grab some ice cups to use on our shins. Admittedly, I did this even when I didn’t have shin pain because it was kind of fun. The idea behind it is very simple…you fill some (wax-coated) cups with water, freeze them, then peel down the sides and rub all over where you have the pain for about 10-15 minutes. For me, I use it on my outer thigh/knee. This method has been shown to be more effective than icing alone, as you have the massage factor going on too. It feels good for me. I recommend the ice cup.
some good rides
When we got back from Maryland on Sunday, the Rocket Scientist had his 20 mile long run to do…and I had some biking to do. I figured I’d go bike about ninety minutes, as the longest I’d gone this far was about seventy minutes. I live right by a nineteen mile trail that I go on all the time, so I headed over there. Once I got about 45 minutes out, I figured I must be near the end of the trail…so I kept going. The end of the trail ended up being about fourteen miles away, so at that point I decided to go for an even thirty mile ride. That’s a long way to ride, but I made it! I think I did pretty good for my first two hour plus ride!
Sunday, October 4
30.08 miles in 2:13:07, avg pace of 4:26 (13.6 mph)
Rest day on Monday…my legs were tired! On Tuesday I decided to ride for about an hour, exploring a different part of the trail. I ended up getting lost in the local state park, but a friendly park ranger pointed me in the right direction. Yay! This ride was pretty hilly…hills on a bike are so difficult! But I made it and had a really fast ride based on my overall speed. I must be getting better at this whole biking thing.
Tuesday, October 6
14.72 miles in 1:02:44, avg pace of 4:16 (14.1 mph)
Ahhh legs were ridiculously tired today…and it was crazy windy! I almost fell off my bike sideways…good thing I wear a helmet! Really nothing else to write about this ride other than I wish I was on my feet! I rode past a couple runners and all I wanted to do was tell them that I’m one of them…not that they really cared about my biking!
Wednesday, October 7
11.22 miles in 49:02, avg pace of 4:22 (13.7 mph)
I got called off for the first four hours of work tonight since I stayed about 45 minutes late last night. I have to call at five to see if they want me to come in at seven…I don’t know whether to hope that I get called off the rest of the night (day off, woo!) or hope to go in for four hours (how bad can four hours be? Plus, money is always nice.) I guess we’ll see…