Wacky weather but a weekend that had sunshine on both days. Really, what more could you ask for?
- Monday: Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles, 8 minute Tabatas workout x 3, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: 4 miles easy, Yoga Tuneup Hips, Feet & Ankles, Dogwalk
- Wednesday: 8 minute Tabatas workout x 4, Yamuna Foot
- Thursday: Easy 4 miles on TM, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles
- Friday: 8 minute Tabata workouts x 4, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga Tuneup Hips, Feet & Ankles, 8 mile LSD with Darlene, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Dogwalk, YFPR Align & Alleviate, Yoga Tuneup Feet & Ankles
Mileage: 16 (-1)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
More weird weather. More sleet & rain. More warm vs cold and windy, far fewer dogwalks. But only one treadmill run!
Can ankle tendons have DOMs? For some reason my ankle was more sore Tuesday, a couple of days after Sunday’s long run (but not as bad as a couple of weeks ago), and then much better — like almost normal better — the next few days.
Per my chiropractor’s instructions, I’ve been stretching the $#%t out of my ankle — actually, a lot of it is calf stretching — and icing, and taping. It’s definitely better, definitely still not back to normal. I haven’t ruled out seeing a Physical Therapist or a Podiatrist but I can be pretty stubborn and like to solve stuff on my own.
If it’s anything like my IT band, it could take many weeks to calm down when it’s inflamed, but the good news is it doesn’t hurt to run. It does seem sore and stiff when I get up on days it’s sorer, but even then, it seems to loosen up and get back to fairly normal quickly. I think for now I’ll continue to run just 3 x week, and take a couple of days off after a long run, if possible.
And all that other stuff, although I’ll admit I ignored the stuff I usually do after a long run saturday in favor of a taking Lola for a walk. I did foam roll before bed, I did ice, and I did some yoga prior to the run.
Sunshine! Seriously, there wasn’t much going on this weekend. But it was sunny. Both days! Not to mention the sun has risen by the time I eat breakfast, so I’m no longer staring out into darkness.
A great miracle happened there: I went to Target and only bought what was on my list. And it came to less than $50. And I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in quite a few months! We almost walked right by each other, because you know how you never recognize your running friends when they’re not all sweaty and in running clothes?
This snack: banana, granola, and PB2 mixed with chocolate protein powder, cocoa, and a little water to make a yummy protein chocolate sauce.
And that’s a wrap!
Does sunshine during the winter make your runs feel easier?