And no I don’t mean off as in rest 😛
Glad you guys all liked my pictures 🙂 and thanks for all the compliments. I think I looked nasty after that workout so you’re too kind to say that I looked good haha. But I guess my endorphins were apparent in it?
Ever had a day where you’ve been just running behind? Not necessarily rushing around to get to things but consistently 5 minutes or so behind schedule? Story of my day. I’ve just felt like I’ve been in a fog. And for a wicked scheduled person like me, it’s uncomfortable. I even had to text the person I had a 1400 meeting with “I need 5 or 10 minutes before our session” It wasn’t the biggest deal but I hate not being prompt. I mean, I obviously let her know I was running late but it’s so not like me.
Maybe it was because of my recovery run this morning. Last night when I was walking home from my Quantum/LOST party it started to rain and knowing that the next few days are all going to be gray and blahhhhh it kind of set the tone of wanting to be inert. And I knew that I wouldn’t want to get up and run in it this morning. On the plus side I actually saw a bedtime before midnight. Sure it was 23:50 but hey, it’s better than the previous nights.
But yeah, when I got up this morning I peaked outside and it didn’t look that bad. From my room it didn’t even look like it was raining. I knew that it couldn’t be true so I prepped for my rainy run gear: Sox cap, windbreaker, hair in a braid. I also figured that since it was raining and not snowing that it wasn’t that cold so I only wore shorts and a t-shirt under the shell.
WRONG-O. I even know that rain is worse than snow in terms of cold because the rain just soaks you but the snow doesn’t really get you that wet. So in terms of effectively cooling your body rain is better (heat of vaporization and all) thus making it a really cold run this morning. The first few miles were tough because I was just getting soaked to the bone and that process isn’t fun. And the end miles were tough because I was just so chilled to the bone.
I’ve been on cold runs before (hello single digit/negative with wind!) but this was a different type of cold. It was the type that I had to hop into a HOT shower immediately after getting back to my room because I was shivering. I was actually shivering on the run too. And yawning during the end (and very cold) miles. My lips were blue too. And part of it was that of my above mentality: no snow means above freezing. Another part was my outfit: I wasn’t really in anything terribly protective.
But in case you think the run was all a bunch of no fun-ness: the middle miles were I was soaked yet not chilled were really fun. Too bad they were sandwiched between ickyness. Oh well, I knew the whole time that I was running slow but it didn’t bother me in the mid-miles. But surprisingly my pace was exactly at the pace last Wednesday was. Weird considering this week’s intervals were harder, the weather today was worse and my ankle is bumming this week.
Speaking of the ankle. I guess I am calling it an ankle thing rather than shin. The discomfort is in my shin still but the ankle is feeling stiff. So I’m guessing that the ankle is the root of the problem. It doesn’t change anything that I’m doing, but I just have new terminology for it. And I’ve been convinced to start an anti-inflammatory program. I’m very against painkillers/medication in general but this person I was talking to basically said “Don’t think of it as pain management but rather healing yourself”. Because I’m not in any real pain but I do want to heal whatever is going on in there.
So it is what it is. Thoughts? I’m also setting up an appointment with the Sports Med Dept (which I interned in over the summer) to get checked out over my spring break in a few weeks. More of a precaution than anything because it’s not an injury but better safe than sorry.
I also lifted today. Because of the rain I was surprised that it wasn’t more crowded than it was (read: no extra people). I guess people don’t really gravitate towards running (and outside at that) on my campus. Or they all get lazy and don’t want to leave their rooms when it’s raining. Either way it was okay by me because I hate a crowded gym.
I got in a good session but I was definitely behind schedule. I tend to do my routine in a particular order and I know roughly how long it takes me to do each part. But man, even though I was going strong and feeling great I was consistently 5 minutes off. Again, not the biggest deal but Wednesday’s are a crazy day and I need to be on-time or ahead! Hahah
Although, wouldn’t you know it: when it came time for my warm down (and I refused to go outside like I typically do because of the rain) all the TMs were taken! Not only were the majority of them free during my lift but they’re ALWAYS free when I’m heading outside for my warm downs on lifting days and I do that within a consistent 5 minute time period. Guess it just wasn’t my day today haha.
And since I’m STILL behind schedule (you’d think things like classes would help me regulate this today. NAWT) I’m going to wrap this up (and it’s getting pretty lengthy!) I’ve got to finish up some homework and hopefully be in bed before midnight again. Got to get my sleep for tomorrow’s tempo. Hoping to redeem myself from the past two weeks but the weather doesn’t look too promising. Maybe I’ll hit up the tm. We’ll see. I’ve got the radar screen open on weather.com and am checking it obsessively haha!!
And another giveaway. This time at HogeRuns