WTH??!! It's landing in our field.
So cool watching it come down. They were lucky I was home and had left our gate open otherwise they would have had a very long trek up the driveway carrying this baby out. You can see in this last pic how dry our grass is. Normally this is lush green. It's been hot here ... though it's supposed to cool off soon - booooo!
Well, there's no more denying it ... I'm injured. :(
I've mentioned a few times lately that I've felt achy, especially in my hips. I have been trying to do some extra stretching, a little icing, the odd rest day here or there. But it's not getting better at all. I haven't run since Thursday and was very sad to miss another long run this weekend. Waking up sore is just not a good way to start a run.
At first I felt guilty and worried. But then I thought ... what am I training for???? Nothing! I have no races on schedule and taking a week or so off of running is not going to change anything.
I'm going to try cycling and see if that is a gentle enough activity to allow healing. It's hard to tell though because I don't have pain during activity, it comes on after sitting or laying. As long as I keep moving I feel fine. Hmmmm, maybe that's the key, keep moving - always! hahaha
This week it will be no running, but I will try some cycling and get my booty down to the gym. I keep coming back to this, but I have to get back to those weights. I'm fighting it. I'd pretty much guarantee that the lack of cross training is a part of what has caused this injury. I am not balanced. All I'm focusing on is reaching the bigger mileage goal I set earlier this year, but I can't do that at a price.
So, now how do I keep from going insane while I'm not running and my legs are literally bouncing in my chair wanting to GOOOOOOO!