I was supposed to run a half marathon last Sunday, but after a week full of events (and the inability to pick up the race packet on race day)…
I decided to skip it. Yeah, that’s my first real DNS (Did Not Start). I actually emailed to ask if I could switch my registration to “Virtual” but I never got a response. Oh well.
A part of me was a little bummed, but the other part (the part that got to sleep in) said, “eh – life happens” I ended up going to a spin class instead — which was exactly what I didn’t know I needed. I haven’t been to spin in probably 6 months, so it was nice to change things up. I feel like it kind of “reset” my muscles a little too — or maybe I just used a few muscles that are neglected when I run.
Not neglected? Neon colors.
Actually, a few weeks ago my piriformis started acting up on my left side. It wasn’t like “OMG I AM INJURED!!” but more like “WHY DO I HAVE THIS HUGE KNOT FEELING IN MY ASS???” It mostly bothered me when I was sitting at work, which is pretty much the entire day, so yay. Spinning this weekend really helped as well as this really bizarre exercise that I found while Googling — Neural Flossing. Dr. Google can be dangerous, but sometimes it does have the answers.
1 million views on this dude’s goofy video can’t be wrong!
So, yeah, I started neural flossing every day and that, combined with the cross training, my aches and pains are now minimal. The LAST thing I need is to be injured before marathon training even starts (which is in TWO WEEKS – did I happen to mention that recently?!!).
Oh, in celebration of marathon training starting up – I am taking the next two weekends off from long runs.
If you need me I’ll be at the beach Celebrating Father’s Day…
Partying hard and celebrating getting old(er).
This was from our (for real) 29th birthday. It was only 7 years ago, but DAMN we look young!
I’ll also be neural flossing on the couch, watching the 2nd season of OITNB.
And every episode (to date) of Downton Abbey.
Lady Violet is a delight.
So, you know, important stuff.