Well it’s almost been 2 weeks since my last post. I know you’re probably thinking, “Well, here it is. It’s the inevitable, she’s given up.” Quite the contrary.
After Monday’s struggle, I knew I needed to really take caution for my next peak run so as not to risk injury. Luckily the two days of rest and rejuvenation I had on Tuesday and Wednesday were much needed. As for the muscle cramps, a friend suggested I may need potassium so I picked up some bananas on my way home that evening and started eating one a day. So far I haven’t had any muscle cramps since.
Tuesday I was so sore, I felt like I could barely get around without needing a walker. Instead of doing the cross training I was supposed to do, I did some stretching, breathing, muscle massaging and yoga. I think it was exactly what I needed because the next day, the soreness was about 90% gone.
I think for the last couple weeks, my body has been telling me to slow it down.
I’ve taken to listening to podcasts during my workout sessions instead of music. I find that it actually takes my mind away from the activity at hand.
It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a workout like this where I couldn’t wait for it to be over. And unfortunately it was one of my peak mileage days, which makes it more important that I complete it.
I think outside events had a major role in making today exceptionally hard. Clients were being pissy at work so everyone was on edge. I worked late this evening, as well as Tuesday so I was already mentally just worn out. I would’ve much rather been stretched out on my couch, remote in hand and Netflix on the TV, but I went to the gym anyway because I wanted to say I accomplished something I was proud of this week.