Remember in my previous post when I said I had recently become more active in the Hogwarts Running Club? Well this week was a challenge week (Go GryffinPuff!) where we were paired with another house and our objective was to beat the other two houses (spoiler alert: we didn’t win, but we had lots of fun!) so I was super motivated to get those miles in this week! Linking up with Tricia and Holly for the Weekly Wrap!
Sunday, May 21:
Because we stayed up suuuuper late at the wedding the previous night, today was a total rest day. Sleeping in, relaxing…it was a nothing day and a much needed one at that.
Monday, May 22:
Back to work I go and back to the daily grind! Today I ran with the fun run (like I usually do) but this time I did 4 miles in accordance with my plan at an easy pace. It was a good run!
Tuesday, May 23:
Tuesday Night Track night! I went out to the local middle school track with the TNT group and got in some miles. We did an 800m warmup with 3 sets of the following workout: 800m @ 5k pace, 400m recovery, 300m fast (er than 5k pace), 200m recovery, repeat. Then an 800m cooldown. All in all, I ended up with another 4 miles of speedwork. It was a pretty intense workout- but then again my Tuesday speed sessions always are pretty intense.
Wednesday, May 24:
Wednesday’s are not running days, and today I had some things that were bothering me at work. I can’t at the moment remember what, but it bothered me enough that when I got off work I just wanted to go home and chill on the couch, which is exactly what I did. I felt kind of bad for not getting any miles in, but I made up for it Thursday…
Thursday, May 25:
Tonight was the night a friend and I had planned to run our virtual Unmasked 10 miler together! We decided to do it in two parts so we met at a local bar for their 5k fun run at 6 and ran those miles, then she decided to go home (she has just started running so she wants to work up to 10miles- smart idea!) and I continued on to finish the whole 10. I drove downtown to my store where I left my stuff and headed out on another 7 mile run. I felt pretty good the whole time I was running- a little sore, but then I hadn’t run double digits since my half marathon last month. I took some photos with my medal at the beach and some more gorgeous sunset photos.
Friday, May 26:
Today my knee started to hurt. I figured it was from the run the previous night, although I have no idea what I could have possibly done to it. Either way I decided to rest it and try to stay off my feet, which is exactly what I did save for the times I was at work. We started our Memorial Day sale this weekend so we were pretty busy!
Saturday, May 27:
This morning I woke up for a planned 5 miler, but my whole body was just achy. My knee in particular was bugging me; for the first two miles I couldn’t get into a groove and it was pinching a bit and then the last few miles my back was hurting. I felt like I was falling apart! Anyway I made it through my planned 5 miles, although my knee hurt all day afterwards, so I iced it and wore a compression brace most of the day (WTF knee- seriously, we’ve gone all year without an injury let’s not start now right when marathon training is kicking in)!
Funny story- some guy on Instagram named Javier kept commenting on my photo in Spanish. I don’t speak Spanish very well so I kept having to use Google translate to see what he was saying. I also have an employee named Javier who speaks Spanish to me on purpose because he knows I don’t speak Spanish well- it’s kind of a joke between us. I typically answer my employee back in French because we like to confuse each other and playfully insult each other. So i started doing that to this guy because I thought it was my employee playing games with me! But when I called him out on it when he came into work on Saturday night, he told me it wasn’t him and showed me his Instagram profile- which was different than this guys. So I messaged the guy to apologize for messing with him because I thought he was someone else! Oops!
This coming week I’m taking it easy and resting my knee. I downloaded some PT exercises for runner’s knee (because my knee hurts in that same area) and am doing those in my downtime so hopefully taking a few days off will help with this. I’m bummed though because I wanted to start the #37DaysofAwesome run streak that’s starting today from Memorial Day to the 4th of July, but I guess I’ll have to wait until this stupid knee gets better! Hoping that’s soon! I also have my vacation this weekend to look forward to, so hopefully it feels better by Thursday so I can have fun at the Tough Mudder course and in Kentucky this weekend!
How long do you typically wait before seeing a doctor when a random pain pops up?