My days of shamelessly posting pictures of beaches, palm trees, and short sleeved shirts have come to an end because I’m back in freezing, totally gross Charm City. There’s so much snow here, you guys. And no sidewalks which means a lot of treadmill in my future. Which is probably a good thing anyway because:
Weaksauce. My first injury. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you might know that I did a 61 day run streak recently that I ended because of a nagging pain in my ankle. Well nagging ankle pain eventually became nagging calf muscle pain and now I haven’t run since last Wednesday and am going through a terrible withdrawal. Running is my sanity and it’s pretty devastating to not be able to go to your happy place. Before I started sporting that super stylish purple bandage, I did get 2.65 great runs in while on vacation:
And most of a half marathon
I got about 8 miles into the half when my leg really started screaming and I had to slow waaaaaaaay down. I probably should have quit while I was ahead, but I ended up finishing it in a boatload of pain and haven’t run since. I did spend some time with this scary guy:
That’s my virtual spin instructor. I never got his name, but he sure was persistent and creepy. And also hung out in the weight room:
If I look a little exhausted, it’s because I was. And am. Sharing a bed with a 2 year old for a week will do that to you. Also this will be the only time I ever take a weight room selfie. Like no one used the fitness center where I was staying. Not that I’m complaining.
So now I’m back and crossing my fingers that I will be able to jog a couple miles on the treadmill today. I still have my leg wrapped, but it is definitely much improved from how it was feeling at the end of last week. The most painful time is in the morning when I haven’t used it at all for 8 hours.
I hope everyone had a great week! I have so much catching up on my favorite blogs to do now!
Have you ever taken a spin class? How about a virtual spin class? I didn’t even know they existed until last week!