23 July 2008

I knew this would happen

Last night I reached the end of my rope. I had to get back to working out. I was feeling antsy. I'm not sleeping well. I'm tired a lot. I hate the way I feel when I don't workout. So last night I'm sitting reading and all I could think about was running. I had to read the same page 3 times because my mind kept drifting off to running; what I should do, how long, how far, intervals??; like that. So I went to bed and decided I was running in the morning no matter what.

I woke up before the alarm and lay there waiting for it to go off. Then my back-up alarm went off. What??? Usually the first alarm goes off and I turn it off. If I get up I turn off the back-up but if I drift off to sleep the back-up definitely gets me up. So why was the back-up going off??? Turns out I never set the alarm last night. DOH!!!!! Was I trying to sabotage myself??? If I was it failed because I got up anyway :)

So I did some strength work and then headed out for a 35 minute run. I walked the first 5 minutes (that makes such a huge difference, thank you Michelle) then started running slowly. I ended up running for about 25 minutes then walking the last 5 as a cool down. It felt great! The heel is bugging me a little bit, but you know what??? I did an entire marathon with PF. I think I can suffer through a little heel pain. I'll be diligently stretching and icing and I see the chiro tomorrow. It will get better.

I was reading a description of ART. The person writing said it was just like strength training. By pushing on the muscle you are disrupting the tissue creating a chemical reaction that will heal the muscle and make it stronger. I found that fascinating for some reason. So ART is like strength training when you can't do it yourself :)


Michelle said...

Anytime :) Glad you got out there!

Vickie said...

Good job. As long as you keep your focus, keep determined, and keep moving, it will happen.

Anonymous said...

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