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April 25, 2011

“You Are Totally Okay To Run” really means Lazy Weekend.

Filed under: Uncategorized — marathonmaiden @ 09:23

First: I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend, whether you celebrate Passover or Good Friday/Easter. Or just had a damn good weekend in general.  Yesterday I was able to lay out on my balcony in a bathing suit and try to irradiate my shorts/socks tan.  I also went for a great walk in a tank top and shorts! I probs shouldn’t have given how burnt Boston left me.And thanks for the suggestions regarding relief from the burn. I’ve just been using aloe vera…with lidocaine.

PT Update:  On Friday I went to the one in the building I worked at aaaaaaaaaand well I’m not going back there. The woman I saw told me that I was okay to run. I think she meant that because I run a lot that I’m recovering from the marathon fast (and I’ll agree with her there. If it wasn’t for the injury I probably could be running based on how the rest of my body feels)

But I was like..uuuuuuuuuum no? Oh well, I got a massage out of it.  I’m not nixing PT completely though and scheduled an appt at a different place for Tuesday. This time, when I called, the guy asked me to bring in my running shoes. I think that’ll be a better fit.

Good thing that I haven’t been in the mood to run lately not in the mood to run because I totally would have gone for one post-work with that advice I got! I mean, YES my leg is feeling better and YES I probs could run something. But I think my leg is feeling better because of the rest.  I ran too soon after WR and paid the price.  I like to think I have somewhat of a learning curve.

I did swipe my roomie’s ID and get some eliptical and bike work in this weekend as well as take advantage of really sunny and warm weather by walking everywhere for errands on Sunday.  Plus some pushups and situps.  It totally exhausted me though. Not anything bad, but that “man that was a good workout” sort of way.

Kind of what I wanted to do!

And I did go out for a BEAUTIFUL walk on Friday after dinner. It almost pained me to not be out running. Almost.  Should’ve brought my camera! But it was lovely to get out there and feel the sunshine on my face.  And then go home and sleep. My friends wanted to go out and celebrate Boston that night buttttt it had to wait a day. I just crashed. 13 hours later I woke up. Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeez.

Who am I? I’m not itching to run and I’m sleeping. That said, we did celebrate hardcore Saturday night.

But since I’m not running (yet) HELP: I have a friend who is running a marathon soon (and I’m actually sorely tempted to go out on some runs this week because he’s in taper and I’m recovering. So theoretically it won’t be anything hard).  I was originally going to run the half that’s “attached” to it but I’m thinking that’s not going to happen. So I’m now thinking of spectating the full.  I need a creative poster idea. Thoughts? And Lindsay: I know you have some choice thoughts, but keep them PG girl 😀


  1. Finding the right PT fit is so hard…it’s kind of scary what is out there sometimes! I hope the next one does the trick for you.

    As to signs–I’m of no use. Not a creative bone in my body for that kind of thing!

    Comment by MissZippy1 — April 25, 2011 @ 09:44

  2. I think if you want to run, do it girl! Easy runs 3-4 miles should be fine. Stretch for a loonnnng time after though! Glad you are feeling up to it again–we knew it wouldn’t be long! 🙂

    Comment by Lindsay — April 25, 2011 @ 10:18

  3. I was reading another blog that mentioned a race sign that had me cracking up: WORST PARADE EVER. 🙂

    Comment by Eat:Watch:Run — April 25, 2011 @ 10:42

  4. I think easy miles would be fine too. It’s definitely interesting when someone you think should know more than you about a topic actually knows less…

    Comment by Jeni Wood — April 25, 2011 @ 11:02

  5. Poster (@ Mile 20): Do you have it?

    Comment by danny — April 25, 2011 @ 11:46

  6. I can’t believe that PT told you to run! Glad you’re seeing a new guy and still taking it easy. I am so jealous you can sleep for 13 hours, man.

    This is my favorite sign saying: “Your feet hurt because you’re kicking so much ASS!”

    Comment by Kelly — April 25, 2011 @ 12:20

  7. I’m not creative ….bummer. You can cheat and google something like awesome marathon spectator signs…that should be creative.

    Comment by Laura — April 25, 2011 @ 15:32

  8. Ummmm…rest those legs! I mean, if you’re feeling it, head out for a run, but I’d cut back at the slightest twinge of pain. Normally, I’d say run through it unless it persists for more than a couple days, but post-marathon those muscles and tendons and ligaments and everything else in there are pretty vulnerable…let ’em recover!

    My favorite sign that I saw at my last race was, “It’ll hurt to walk, too. Just get it over with.”

    Comment by K — April 25, 2011 @ 16:06

  9. I say continue to rest up! You just ran a HARD race; you deserve some extra sleep too 😉

    Comment by Jess — April 25, 2011 @ 16:58

  10. Chuck Norris never ran a marathon.

    Chafe now, drink later.

    You’re the wind beneath my wings.

    You’ve got great stamina, give me a call.

    Comment by Rebecca Sudduth — April 25, 2011 @ 18:50

  11. Replace lost electrolytes with LOTS of beer! 🙂 And rest those legs..

    I’m so jealous that you could lay out–I am living in a bubble of suck right now!!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — April 25, 2011 @ 21:10

  12. During training for NYCM, my motto for tempo runs was “keep it in my pants” aka not go out too hard and kill my legs. SO for the actual race my friends made me a sign that said “Whip it out and swing it around” because during the race I no longer had to “keep it in my pants”. Lolz….this may not be PG, but the sign made me laugh audibly at mile 22 and what more can you ask for during a marathon?

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — April 26, 2011 @ 12:07

  13. It really is hard trying to find the right person to work with you through injuries. I hope this one is a good fit.
    Signs? The best one I’ve seen is “It takes a special kind of idiot to run a marathon.” Maybe it’s just because I relate.

    Comment by jen — April 26, 2011 @ 15:39

  14. oooh i vote for the stamina/call one above. or of course the pr/kiss option but that one is really a sign for particular people now isn’t it. 😉

    sorry this particular PT person is a dipstick. i feel like that’s just how it is – some are not-all-there and others are AMAZING. enjoy being lazy while you can. remember, you need to have a ‘pity me i’m injured’ date!

    Comment by lindsay — April 26, 2011 @ 21:19

  15. Poster: The faster you run, The sooner its over.

    Comment by danny — April 26, 2011 @ 21:59

  16. “You’re so hot!” I saw someone with a sign like this at a race. I have no idea who it was for or what it was supposed to mean, but it cracked me up.

    Comment by Chelsea — April 27, 2011 @ 21:00

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