Saturday I had my sports massage treatment…it was over an hour of pain, relief, discomfort, relaxing and trigger point pressure. I have a bunch of stuff I need to get worked out so I am very glad I went. He did plenty of work on my back to alleviate the pain in my neck/lats and feels the issue with my leg is just some inflammation and nothing too major. We also found that my soleus is VERY tight as are my IT bands and hip flexors. Not quite a mess but close. I am back for more
torture treatment on Friday.
Sat night was the Hubs’ Bday dinner. We got somewhat cleaned up and had a great but early night:
Sunday came VERY early as we started at 7am. My whole body hurt from Sat’s treatment - It felt like a really bad sunburn, especially on my back. The hubs made me promise that if there was ‘sour pain’ I would stop. I told him of course and “I would run through the pain” and “feel the burn”. He didn’t think it was as funny as I did….
We ended up having to do our route backwards due to a huge fire that was blocking part of the route.
By the time we hit the hills around the 18km mark, my legs were hurting..I could feel myself starting to shuffle a bit and some pain. We got to our final support stop at 23km and I made the decision to stop. It wasn’t easy but in the end it was the right thing to do. Next week is supposed to be a step back week to 23km so I will be doing 6km on my own and then joining the group. Better late than never….
Post run, there were cupcakes in honour of the Hubs’ Birthday: Lemon Drop, Chocolate, Red Velvet and Chocolate Peanut Butter…they were a hit.
This week’s focus is to get back into training with spin/core on Mon/Wed, 10km Tuesday, hills/stairs on Thurs and 8-10km Sat. Oh… and epsom baths, foam rolling and stretching.
I need another day in the week….