I have the sniffles.
I can't remember the last time I was sick, but I'm ending the weekend with a stuffed up nose, scratchy throat, and a sleepy head. But on the bright side, I got all my runs in.
Saturday morning was my 16 miler, and when I set out with Frank, it was so humid you could practically see the water hanging in the air. My plan was to take him out for five miles, drop him back home, then head back out. But when we were done, and after I gave him a treat, I realized how much nicer it was in my house, so I hopped on the treadmill in my quiet basement, to finish off the last 11 miles. It went really well, I watched some of the movie Say Anything, which was on HBO, as well as some of the MTV Video Music Awards. Anyone else catch Adele's performance of Someone Like You? It seriously gave me the chills.
At the 14 mile mark, I had to take off my shirt, it was so full of sweat that it made a TWACK sound after I tossed it on the floor. Gross, but a great indicator of my hard work.
I have to say, I love my treadmill, always have. I run on an incline of 1%, to mimick an outdoor run, and I love to watch the miles tick by. I think the longest run I've done on my mill is 14 miles. I've been thinking more and more of doing my long runs on the treadmill, I mean, why not? I will definitely do my longest training run of 20 miles outside, but I don't see any real disadvantage of spending training time on the treadmill, a la EMZ.
Can you think of any?
I felt good after I was done, did the whole ice bath/compression sock recovery. The weird thing was, Sunday morning, I woke up, and my left knee was hurting. It was pretty stiff, so I popped some advil, and pulled one of my compression sleeves up, and over my knee. We took the kids to play mini-golf, then went to the pool, I swam a short 200 meters to loosen my knee up a bit, and when we were finally home for good, I iced on and off for the rest of the night. Monday, it was perfectly fine, and I was able to do my scheduled 5 miler.
Tomorrow the kids go back to school, Eliza is starting kindergarten, and I'm very sad that my little one will be heading out into the world. On Thursday, for me it's.......back to work!!!!
And in NINE short weeks, it's marathon time.
Those weeks are going to fly right on by.
Thanks to everyone who entered my YMX giveaway, as usual, I used random.org to choose the winner, Tracy, from Our Life With 3 Guys and a Doll!
Congrats! Send me your deets and I'll get you set up!