Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Give Me Hugs and Lots of Kisses

Guess what I did today?!?!

Did you say win the lottery?  Because, although a good guess is wrong.  I ran.
 Obviously.

My sincere apologies for the lame-o photos, I took my camera with us out on the run and guess who forgot the memory card?  You're right, Goliath did.  Whattta dummie.

I thought about running all day, and prayed I got outta work early enough to see some daylight on my run.  Unfortunately, the sun was setting on my way home and by the time I geared up it was dark.  Goliath knew something was up the second I got home, and he ran circles around me, barked and stretched.  Which is something I should have done....hmpf.

I planned on testing the waters, but I intended on going for three solid miles.  With the new orthotics in toe, ha get it? pun INTENDED.  I prepared myself for the worst: excruciating pain, like at the marathon and hoped for the best: a pain-free-speedy-few miles. 

I got a hybrid.  My muscle memory was pretty solid, I expected to feel fatigue pretty early on and anticipated muscle failure.  Apparently, the cross training has kept my fitness pretty decent.  Unfortunately, my upper respirtory fitness was a whole 'notha story.  I am wheezy, probably from the cold, but man breathing was ROUGH.  Most importantly, my knee felt great until about a half mile in.  It hurts specifically more on the downhill, which is common for lower joint injuries, and the uphill was a breeze.  

For our first run back, we had pretty decent splits based on estimates because I didn't wear my garmin, as it hasn't been charged since...uhm...Chicago Half?  eek.

I can already tell I am going to have a little DOMs tomorrow, and
I AM SO EXCITED!

The husband and I went for our regular Wednesday sushi date, and I tried two new rolls:
Midnight Fantasy Roll, it's a mix of salmon and yellow tail with minced scallion
Alaskan Roll, salmon-avocado-cucumber in a rice wrapper

Food not pictured: Coffee, Chocolate Chip cliff bar, spinach salad with red peppers and banana peppers, apple and peanut butter

...and Today's Daily Picture:

Did you run today?
What is the hardest part of your workout?
What are some good gifts for runners?

This post brought to you by: "Yes"-LMFAO

5 comments:

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

So glad you were able to have a pain free (mostly!) run. And YUM - that sushi looks incredible.

Katy said...

I looooove Alaskan rolls!

Michael said...

brave and driven. always have been always will be

Becky said...

No. I didn't run today. I'm knocked out by a nasty infection in my chest/head. *grumble*

Hardest part of my workout? Getting the motivation to do it after an 11 hour day.

Good gifts... any kind of gear. Headbands, headphones, gloves, fun colored and wild socks, bondi bands, etc.

And thank you... now I want sushi. :)

Courtney said...

oh my husband would love you guys, he adores sushi and me not so much! He keeps telling me I need to find him sushi friends!

The hardest part of my workout is getting my booty out of bed!!

ps I love that you live close to me cause seeing things like you shirt make me happy cause I am like hey I know that!!