Sunday, June 26, 2016

Weekly Wrap...June 26




Monday-I had something going on for the day, so I made sure to get up early to get my run out of the way. I was up and out the door by 6 am to complete four miles. As much as it stinks getting up early. There is a sense of accomplishment when you are done before most people are even up.

Tuesday- I had a three hour work meeting, then I had to go to work for the rest of the night. It was a long day, so unfortunately no run. 

Wednesday- I taught my first Body Pump class at a new gym. It was nice to see all the members very welcoming. I think it will be a great class.  

Thursday- I was hoping to go for a run before work, but when I woke up it was raining. And I have to say I was not at all disappointed. I was so sore from teaching my Body Pump class the day before since I haven’t taught it for a few weeks. By the time the weather cleared up, it was time to go to work, so another day without a run.

Friday- By the time Friday came I was getting anxious by not running for three days, so I told my running buddy I wanted to do a long run. He was all about that, since he is in marathon training. I told him that I was going to be a little slow because I was still sore from Body Pump the other day. He said that was fine because he was sore from doing 20 miles the other day.
Our plan was to do 10 miles. The first mile was brutal.       
I didn’t think I was going to be able to complete the run I set out to do. My quads were screaming! Luckily a few miles into it, they loosened up and felt ok. We ended up doing 11 miles. At the end of that run, we both looked at each other and said, “Glad that is over with”.  

After my run I immediately made a massage appointment. There is a massage place that is conveniently right across from where I live. I have never been there so I didn’t know what to expect. I walked in and told the lady I would like an hour massage and I like deep pressure because I run and lift and am very sore. Well let me tell you, she did not disappoint. She asked me if I had ever had a Chinese massage before and I said no. This lady was practically crawling on top of me and digging her elbows into me. It was such a good hurt feeling. She kept saying, “You are very tight”! I said, “I know that’s why I am here”.  It ended up being one of the best massages I ever had. I am so glad I stumbled upon this place.  I will definitely be back!  -L

We will be linking up with Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap! 

23 comments:

  1. Glad you found a place that does such good massages! I hate when I get one and its just not very good. I get so sore when I take body pump after not doing it for awhile!

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    1. It felt so good after teaching the day before.

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  2. Getting up early for a run is so nice because it means you have the rest of the day open! No more worrying about fitting it in!

    Nice job on 11 miles!

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    1. Thank.Yeah it is nice to get it it of the way.

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  3. Awesome job, with the work out and doing the 11 miles ��

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  4. Ooh, I am overdue for a serious massage like that! LOL that you didn't think you'd be able to finish your run and did an extra mile! Glad your new boot camp class went well.

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    1. I was surprised too that we went that extra mile.

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  5. I've only ever gotten a massage once and it was a couple's massage during an anniversary trip... so not at all focused on my running muscles. This post really made me want to schedule a deep massage. I want someone jumping on my back and making me feel great! haha

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    1. You definitely should treat yourself to one.

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  6. Running after getting up is good for health. And i also have this habit. At present, I can run over 20 miles. ^^ I feel healthy after running. Even, eating or drinking is better.

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    1. I do like running when I first wake up to get it out of the way.

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  7. Nothing better than an early morning run before most people are up! That's when I do all of my runs. A great massage is soooooo worth it. I have a friend who is the best and I will never see anyone else.

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    1. Since I recently moved I didn't have a lady anymore. And now I found one.

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  8. That's interesting. I get anxious too when I don't get to run for 3 days. I'm envious that you have a convenient place for massages. I just go to a local nail salon to get a little leg and feet massage.

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    1. Oh I had that last wk with my pedi and it was lovely.

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  9. I don't treat myself to a massage very often, but I'm in total heaven when I do. I've never had a deep tissue massage, but I've heard they hurt so good ;-) Maybe after my ultra... ;-)

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  10. I've never gotten a massage before. I'm a little scared of it! I even have a gift card to a massage place that I've had for a few years. Maybe some day. I keep hearing how great they are to prevent injuries. Nice long run! It also usually takes me a few miles to loosen up too.

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  11. I can't wait for my massage on Friday. I always go with deep tissue because the other techniques don't have the pressure I need to work out the knots.

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  12. I enjoy my early morning runs for the same reason. They are such a great jumpstart to the day. I was thinking this morning that a massage would feel so good! I'm so stiff I can barely turn my head. It's been a long time, although I was regular with them at one point. Great job on pushing through and getting that extra mile on your long run. Thanks for linking with us!

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  13. Ha what a treasure to find a massage place right under your nose! Hey maybe you'll become a regular and get great discounts. I think we're going to schedule a massage, the hubs and I while we're on the beach. You can use the spa services all day too. which is wonderful!

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  14. Early Morning runs are so awesome! way to go on getting up early for yours !

    I hope you have a great crowd at future Body Pump classes!

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