being back in starkville has rejuvenated me beyond belief and i am getting back in to a routine that fits my lifestyle-which is "plan, plan, plan, eat, sleep, run, plan, leave room for spontaneity, repeat til near death"-one of THOSE lifestyles and it suits me just fine. but my legs, those are in a completely different world. doing 65 mi weeks with no guaranteed ice bath (not on my authority, sometimes football isn't in the training room which means us second-class athletes have no access in the summer) is hard.
monday i split my 11 mi run into 7 in the AM and 4 in the PM. in the PM, i think i pulled an ab muscle or something went seriously wrong. i had a cramp, and i mean it felt like someone double crossed my abdomen with a chisel and then proceeded to sculpt the David into my diaphragm. it was miserable.
tuesday i ran an easy 8 miles with the girls. it was nice and relaxing, yet still, it felt like a velociraptor was attacking my insides. i think to myself, "maybe i pulled an ab muscle?" but i haven't done anything strenuous (besides run). "maybe one of my ribs is out of place again....yeah, maybe that's it, i do have trouble with deep breaths"......my day continues.
wednesday (today) was an 11 mile broken tempo. had a nice 5 mile and then 5 mile tempo and 1 mile cool down. the 5 mile tempo was great. i ran 30:58 meaning i averaged 6:11-12 for 5 miles. we did campus-5 loop and it is honestly the hilliest of all loops. i wish we had done it backwards. my quads think i'm the devil for putting them through such hell. my ab stil really hurts. i just can't figure out what is wrong. i push on it and it feels like a very sore muscle. no other place hurts like that except my lower left ab. grrr.
less than a week and we will be one big happy family again. morgan is back from spain. i missed her so much. she got me a beautiful lace scarf and a pink sundress. she knows me too well. i love her and when i saw her, i did not want to stop hugging her!
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