I've been racking up the mileage like crazy lately and by all means should reach my goal. Except for one little thing ..... injury.
This is the same injury I suffered from a couple months ago and I'm certain it has to do with my sudden increase in mileage. Plus I've been guilty a few times lately of minimal (and sometimes no) stretching after my runs. Not a smart idea! I had hoped that this wouldn't happen, but I'm going to be proactive this time and not let it get worse. A little rest, lots of stretching and hopefully I'll be back to new in no time.
What I'm actually hoping for is to still be able to complete the mileage goal, but maybe not the # of runs I had hoped for. That, probably more than anything, is what is causing this issue. I can't expect to pound these legs every day and have them perform the way I want.
But, I'm not going to let my fitness be pushed aside. I'm not working this hard and then letting it go. Nope, not me! Last night the fuel light came on in my car. I really didn't feel like stopping at the gas station. So .... today I'm a cyclist!
It is a perfect day for it. Sunny, but not too hot. And it's the perfect break for my owie.
Here's my sweaty pic after completing Jen's challenge. I look like I have some kind of branding stamp on my forehead, ala Star Trek!
Have a great day and stay healthy!