Monday, May 2, 2011
Too Sore to Run
Plus, because I'm awesome, I'd tweaked my back while putting on deodorant yesterday (no, I'm not sure how that happened), so I was sore to begin with. And clearing out an 11' x 3' section of yard from weeds and snakes (yes, there was a snake) was exhausting. I followed that with assembling the bed, and moving roughly 1,000 pounds of dirt (no exaggeration) into it. I was feeling sore last night, but this morning, I was really feeling it.
My arms are really sore and tired, but I don't need them for running. I do however need my hamstrings, which are also right at about pre-spasm level. And my back is killing me.
So I mentioned on Facebook that I thought I'd be taking an unscheduled day off, and a friend suggested that I walk the 5k distance instead - it would be good for me to do it, and I wouldn't totally be taking the day off. So I did. I ended up walking 3.48 miles in 53 minutes (about a 15:12 pace, not bad) and I'm glad I did. I'm still all kinds of sore, but at least I moved my body today, which should help me be less sore for tomorrow....when I MUST run.
Wish me luck!