Do you see now why I can never get out of bed? Who could want to disturb these babies! I love them SO much.
As mentioned, my legs are achy. This doesn't happen to me much anymore! I may or may not have mentioned I started a Runner's World Run Streak (#RWRunStreak) on Memorial Day that runs through the 4th of July. So a 40 day running streak of a minimum of a mile a day. I'm up to day 13 and haven't missed a single day! So far I've done a little over a mile each day, but Thursday I did 5 miles and last night I did 4 (at a 10:50min/mi pace, which I'm a little proud of right now). Tomorrow I have an 8k race (4.97mi).
I was thinking last night while I was
The River Run 10k that I did last weekend totally rocked. It was hot (the end of May in KS, imagine) and I walked through water stops (I haven't mastered the drinking while running thing and end up waterboarding myself) that in shorter, cooler races I tend to skip. I was good until roughly mile 4 when I began thinking maybe those insane ice-bathing runners were onto something. I had to start focusing on relaxing my shoulders (I have to do this a lot, I tense my neck and shoulders really bad) as I could feel the dull ache in my back and upper arms starting. For some reason this makes running more difficult for me than leg pain does.
For the past week or two leading up to this race I had been arguing with my knees again. This time namely my left. I actually shouldn't be using past tense here, because the problem is still ongoing. The pain isn't bad, really, just annoying and doesn't hurt as often during running - just almost all the time otherwise.
I know, I know! Physical therapy! *sigh
My knee bothered me a bit, maybe a little discomfort every mile lasting a few minutes or so during this race. I'm just not mentally equipped to walk, I think. Some people do run/walk methods and get faster times than I do. I just.. can't.
Anyway, this race was good. They had doughnuts!! And Prairie Fire Coffee!!! And bananas, oranges, and lots and lots of goodies to eat. Hey, I've told you before, it's all about the food. Just sayin'. I confess, I had a chocolate doughnut and a cup of P.F. Cappuccino! Sooo good.
Next on the Race Radar is the Princess Prance, 8k - tomorrow!