Friday, March 12, 2010
My Poor Aching Body
I have my 18 miler tomorrow. I’m pretty confident that I’ll make the mileage, but I’m a little concerned at this point about my poor, aching body.
First, there’s that ankle pain on my left foot, then there’s my bunion pain on my right foot, and now a new inner thigh/groin pain on my right leg. I feel as though I should be sitting in a bucket of ice like a shrimp. I’ve even brought little baggies to work with me to fill with ice in order to clamp them on my aches while I’m just sitting at my desk. I wonder what my co-workers would say if I were to just duct tape the bags of ice on my body, probably nothing.
Last night, I got home from a really great race pace run. I’m not sure what made it feel so good, but I have an idea. I’ve been eating extremely healthy lately, but I went on a binge yesterday at the office because there was free food. I don’t pass up free food. I had a free bad of chips and two free cookies. Shame on me. I think that the crap and sugar from this little indiscretion gave me a little rush and I had the best run I’ve had all week. So tomorrow before my 18 miler, it will be a bag of chips and two cookies for breakfast.
However, when I got home from this great little run, I had this new little pain in my inner thigh/groin area. Crap. I grabbed my foam roller, sat in a chair, and tried to roll the pain out. I didn’t realize it, but the blinds were open and I REALLY hope that the neighbors didn’t see my little inner thigh foam roller session. I don’t want to be the talk of the neighborhood. Actually, I would sit out in the front yard and foam roll my groin if the Running Gods would just make that pain go away!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Good luck to all of you who are racing this weekend!