Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Readjustments. And August wrap-up.

Nothing like a blah run and a tight hip to throw you off your plan.

That's where I am today. Today, according to my training schedule for this week, is supposed to be some speedy 800s. Yeah, that's not happening. Instead, I'm taking today off and pushing my speed work to tomorrow. Then I'll do tomorrow's run on Friday and everything else will remain the same.

See, I went for a run yesterday and just didn't feel it. It wasn't a terrible run -- the weather, after all, was perfect -- but it just wasn't a smooth run. It was a let's-just-hurry-up-and-get-this-finished run. To top it off, my hip felt really tight when I got home. I treated my hip to a little tennis ball therapy and today it feels OK but I don't want to push it. Not with speed work on the schedule. I would like to be able to approach those 800s with strong legs. So, tomorrow it is.

I'm also readjusting my giveaway post. I don't have it for you today. It will go up tomorrow or Friday.

And now, my monthly wrap-up . . .

August stats

Running (miles): 78.2
Cross-training (sessions): 2

Two cross-training sessions. What a slacker! I've got to get back to that (maybe tonight . . . ). Although, when I think about it, all of the baseball and golf that I play with my son should probably count. Right???

My running, on the other hand, has been going well. I only ran 19 miles over the first two weeks of the month because of all of my traveling but picked it back up recently. And now that I have my new plan, I'm feeling serious. Seriously!

Well, that's it. I hope I don't have any more readjustments to report in the near future. But, it could (and probably will) happen.

~ Felice

13 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Being a Mom and runner is all about readjustments, Right? Keep up the good work! Hope that hip gets better..

Looking forward to the Giveaway and your speed work!!

Marlene said...

Good idea to listen to your body and adjust as necessary. I hope the hip and legs feel strong for your speed work tomorrow!

Heather said...

Your baseball and golf definitely counts as cross training! I think being a mom of a toddler is cross training in and of itself. :)

J said...

I know the feeling - sometimes those track workouts can be just too much the day after a blah run! I hope taking a day off helps - i was thinking about trying that and seeing if having a rest day before a track workout made the workout better and more consistent!

B.o.B. said...

Hope the hip is feeling better soon. It stinks to have an injury. Keep up the good work. And that playing baseball totally counts as cross training!

Diana said...

Yes, I hope you feel tip top for tomorrows 800's. It's smart to listen to your body.

X-Country2 said...

I woke up with a sore hip today too! Weird since I've never had that pain before. I'll have to find a tennis ball and steal that idea.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I can totally sympatize with the hip. Hope it gets feeling better. Thanks for sending my luck on my 20 miler. I think luck is about all that got me through it! And thank you for your concern about my little one. She's doing much better!!

Meg Runs said...

Hope your hip feels better, try a foam roller, it works for me!

The Happy Runner said...

Meg -- I did a little foam rolling last night and plan to get a lot of use out of it tonight! I'm hoping it works wonders...

Roisin said...

I feel like a few readjustments are nothing that a SuperMom like you can't handle. Here's to getting back in the groove!

lindsay said...

i'm not a mom and i ALWAYS rearrange my schedule :) you definitely are allowed to! hope the hip is feeling better for a solid speed day today.

wow you have 199 followers i just noticed! popular :)

Simply Life said...

Glad to hear the running is going well!

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