And Frank came home!!
I made myself go out and walk and run. It felt really good to do something physically active again! I started off by walking the inside loop of the apartments three times, just to warm my body up and see how my leg would be working. I felt fine! So I ran a lap, thinking that if I felt the need to, I would stop and just walk the rest of the time. Well I finished one lap and went on to run a second lap! That would equal approximately just over a half mile :) Then I walked around once more for cool down. I felt fine until I was walking up the stairs...
A few summers ago, I broke my tailbone... A problem I have had since it's healed is swelling in the SI tendon that surrounds that part of my backbone and pelvis. If I do too much unexpected physical activity, I feel it swell up and get tight, and it hurts to walk or move my leg or hip or really do anything. Sooo....
...I didn't really do much. I even drove to work... My leg is feeling so much better, but now my back is on my nerves - literally!
I wake up and my back feels fine! :D Thinking about the catch-up I need to do in order to continue training properly, I go to give my husband a good morning kiss and what happens? KINK IN MY NECK! Not a small glowering kink, not one on the side either. It's down on the left side right above where my neck meets my spine. And it is so painful... :'( It's made my day horrible, I feel little spikes of pain every way I turn my head, I keep having a dull headache, and I'm having a bad day as it is!!!!!! I just don't understand!!!!!! What is going on!!!!!!!!!! Advice to everyone: if you have an exercise schedule, stick to it - don't take an irregular break for any reason!!!!!!! Ever since I took the day off from running to go to Charleston, I have had nothing but physical injuries to take care of - one right after the other!!!!!! :(
I'm not going to let this bother me anymore!!! I know better than to start where I left off after an extended period of time. So I started back at week one tonight :)
I ran for 20 minutes. Actually, I ran 2 miles in 19:57! Frank drove around the apartment loop that we run around and measured with the car how much the distance was. He recorded just over .4 miles= 1 loop. So with the extra bits of feet that we add in from running further outside the driving loop, we estimated basically 1 loop = 1/2 mile. I ran around 4 times! Frank did an excellent job in running 3.1 miles in roughly 30 minutes - proud of you, babe ;)
Tonight is cross-training. I wanted to take Frank up to the gym with me to do some agilities! But here's what we did instead:
Frank ended up running with our friend Peter (he found a new running buddy! yay!) They ran 1.5 miles together, so proud of him!
I ran half a mile in 4:21, did some agilities in 30-40 yd intervals, and then finished with a half mile (4:58). The next morning: my legs feel like lumber, but I know that's a good thing ;)
I still have a pretty painful kink in my neck, and little pains are bothering me, but I'm working through them :)
Rest day... and it was raining... again...
Frank and I have been getting into the habit of running late at night... like midnight... HA! So, we went outside for a run in the cool misty air. We ran 2 miles together, since I'm trying to work back up to where I was while I was out with multiple injuries. We ran the first 3 laps together (each lap is half a mile); these were our times for each lap:
Lap 1 - 5:41
Lap 2 - 11:35
Lap 3 - 17:27
Frank's 4th lap - 22:20
Jessica's 4th Lap - 22:58
So not that bad, right :)