Friday, April 4, 2008

"Dunder Mifflin: Limitless a paperless world"

I sat on my bum watching reruns of The Office last night instead of running. I felt unproductive and upset with myself for not running but my entire left leg: hip to ankle, was really bothering me and I'm scared to death I'm going to train through it and hurt myself so badly that I bench myself for a few weeks. That is the LAST thing I want. I probably need to amp up my stretching; and by that I mean I need to start doing it. I stretch a little bit after a run but usually not before. A few times I've taken a minute or two to stretch after my warm up, but I don't know if that was even productive. I'd like to run tonight and try to do 6 miles as my long run this weekend. I guess we'll see.

Dave is in Ft Liquordale visiting family and quite frankly, it sucks being at home without him. I miss that little bugger. I've always been ok, if not happy, with my solitude but I've gotten so used to having him around that it just feels abnormal and as if something is missing with him being gone. :( Boo hoo. I guess at least I can watch C.S.I. without hearing him bitch about it and attempt to change the channel the minute I get up to walk into another room. Who hates C.S.I.? Seriously.


julie said...

good call on taking some time off. sometimes it helps to soak in a hot tub or to get on a bike and do some easy spinning. if it persists, see a doctor! a little ibuprofin can help too.

*jen* said...

Thanks Julie. I think I will follow your advice and pop some Ibuprofen and take a bath tonight. I thought about doing that last night as well but didn't get around to it. I'm looking forward to it already. :)

*lisa* said...

No one worth knowing hates csi - ditch him. haha

I agree on the time off and the meds ... but be careful. If ibuprofen helps but it still hurts after it wears off, don't take it and run because the pain is a signal whether you can manage it or not... Try icing the area post-run if it feels a bit sore and you can probably prevent some of the lingering pain.

Emily said...

Thanks for your comments! Seems we do have some common interests. Except I don’t like C.S.I. either…sorry :) But don’t even get me started on the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area. It’s one of my FAVE vacation spots. Used to go quite a bit.

I think 90% of running is tenacity. Most people can run and many can go great distances. You just have to have the time, dedication and tenacity to persevere each weekend. Prepare to be absolutely amazed with yourself!

I don’t have much advice to offer along the lines of injury/overtraining. I tend to play it safe and back off in those situations.

"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."

~Henry Ford