I am totally cyber stalking some fellow bloggers running the Boston Marathon today. Way to go guys! You freaking amaze me beyond belief. I am so excited for all those who worked so hard to get there.
Ran a solo 9 mile long run on Saturday. I wasn't feeling good enough in the morning to run with the group plus it was raining. I decided I was going to run Sunday instead. As I woke up again after falling asleep I saw the sun was out and I was feeling better. I decided to just get out there and get it done (I hate the thought of a long run looming over my head all weekend plus I knew it was going to be COLD and WINDY Sunday). It was a terrible run. It rained again and it was one of those where you feel like you are running in place. But I got it done and that is what counts. Average pace was 10:05.
I had another session of ART done on Wednesday. This time he targeted my left hamstring, inner thigh and glute. OUCH. I still am bruised. :o)
I did some exercises today with a trainer at the gym specifically geared towards my weak left side. I think if I keep strengthening that side it WILL get better.
What I found in our backyard yesterday....
That is the end of a shepard's hook that sticks into the ground. See it is bent? We had a suet feeder hanging from it and some hungry creature must have climbed up on the hook and came tumbling down as it bent. My husband thinks it was probably a raccoon. I think it was a bear. It sounds more exciting that way.
One last thing to note....my husband made me a homemade chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream frosting yesterday. It is so unbelievable yummy. Probably not the best training fuel but it tastes good! Gotta be careful of those treats though....that's how I gained 10 pounds during marathon training. Just because you run doesn't mean you can eat whatever you want. At least for me.
Have a good day.