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