Monday, 26 January 2009

Run, Sweet Run...

So it's been over a week since I was able to run. Finally the blister/festering wound has healed enough that I can just cover things with a band-aid and head out. Yay!

Aside from the fact that I was looking forward to the run, just for the sake of running again, it was also sunny out. At least it was when I started getting ready for my the time I was about to go outside the sun had dipped behind the mountains. Ah the joys of living in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains! Thankfully, it was still quite bright out.

I started off slowly trying my best to get into a groove. It's always easy to get in a groove when I run down the bonus hill, the trick is staying in that groove when I get to the hilly bits and the flats. Unfortunately today I just couldn't find my rhythm - so no run, sweet run. Perhaps it was the time off from running, or perhaps it's the nagging pull I have in my hamstring that stopped me from feeling comfortable?

This pulling started yesterday - hmmm, maybe I over did the squats?! Nooooo, not me.... At first I thought it was my IT band, but it's actually further back than that, so I think it's my hamstring. No worries, I had a shorter run than planned, but I was glad I got out there.

Tonight I'll stretch the crap out of my legs and hope that this goes away. At least it's recovery week so it's no biggie if I don't get any long runs in!

Peace out my friends!


  1. You must be so happy to be going up and down the bonus hill again. Glad to hear the festering wound no longer looks like something out of Aliens is going to leap out of it.

  2. Moeder says get a great massage and the stretching may take. Take care Peanut.

  3. Stretch the crap out of your legs and the clap out of your rear. :):)

    And you overdoing it? NEVER!! LOL!!

    Seriously, you just watch that blister and hammy!!! :) :):)

  4. Um, do I see TWO full Ironman's on your side bar? Girl, you are crazy (and an inspiration).

    Congrats on the run....sometimes just being able to run is a gift, like you said. :)

    (and thanks for the comment on my funk blog post...appreciate it).

  5. Sunshine?
    What the hell is that?