Well I sort of got in a long run today.
I left around 7:15 am and headed toward the marina first. I figured if I did the 8 miles to the marina and back then I could finish the last 6 at home when the rains came. Unfortunately, the rains came earlier today.
At mile 4, I got drenched. I didn’t really mind because there was no lightning and hey, look at my view:
I don’t know how well you can see them but there are some beautiful pink cranes on the lawn. This is one of my favorite running routes.
Anyway, I made it to the Marina and back and the rain stopped about mile 6. I continued on to my neighborhood and then just after I hit mile 9, OUCH! Pain in the knee. No matter what I did, it would NOT go away. So I did the only smart thing to do. I ended the run at mile 10, forgave myself, and came home where I R.I.C.E.’d it and then I foam rolled my hips, legs, calves and everywhere else I could reach. I feel much better now and tomorrow is a rest day so I’ll roll some more and ice a little. That should do the trick.
Sometimes, you just have to listen to your body.
Did you know that Old Navy is having 35% off the entire store this weekend? (They have some pretty decent active wear). And there are quite a few other sales going on too. I went by bed, bath and beyond just to look and I ended up purchasing a new bed for Hank. He didn’t need one but Oh.My.God. it is the cutest thing ever!
It’s called the cave and since he loves to crawl inside pillows, I knew he would love it and he does.
Old brown bed road is now just a memory and Hank has moved in to his new home at cave lane. I think when it gets cooler outside (those 3 days sometime in January), he’ll probably live in it. So, I must say goodnight. I need to help Hank fill out a change of address form and pack up his old house…
Have you ever had to cut a run short due to pain? Did you use the R.I.C.E. technique?