Managing an Injury
According to my schedule, I was supposed to run 5 hills yesterday after work.
I had a really good run on Tuesday and was really looking forward to my run on Wednesday but at noon I could feel my right shin throbbing a bit and my right IT-band was tight at heck!
I went back and forth on whether or not to stick it out and run (pain is weakness leaving the body, afterall) or give my body a night off. (I do have a race in 31 days and another in 61 days. eeks!).
In the end, I decided to head home, make friends with my foam roller, and give my body a rest. I’ve been battling IT-band issues for ages and my shin has been bugging me since April (and taping my leg in all kinds of crazy coloured wrap probably isn’t the best everyday solution!) I’m going to make today a good day (I hope!) with a 6km run followed by some hot yoga to work my upper body and stretch everything out.
While resting I enjoy a delish dinner!
Some wine from our trip to the Okanagan
And a bison sausage with zucchini and mushrooms.
Some watermelon slices for dessert – I ate it all before I had a chance to take pictures
As a bonus?
Some crazy pictures of the storm that rolled in when The Cowboy and I were watching the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. Crazy!
(We’re rooting for Melanie to win, I LURVE her!)