Friday, February 08, 2013
I felt surprisingly good after the marathon. I did some easy walking on Monday and Tuesday, and by Wednesday, I was ready for a short run of just under 2 miles. I ran again on Thursday and Friday. Saturday, I had a massage, which felt like HEAVEN!
So, of course, I had to go and do something dumb by running TEN MILES on Sunday. Why not? I mean, I ran more than double that amount just a week ago, right? Hehe. My left IT band started bugging me towards the end of the run, so I rollllllllled it out when I got home. I will also admit that poor eating choices over the prior few days drove the decision to run too much. DUMB! Anyway, I rested on Monday, since Sunday was a late night watching the Super Bowl.
Tuesday, I ran 6 miles and my IT band started bugging me towards the end of the run. However, I have not had to deal with any further static from that pesky area of my body because I got really sick on Tuesday. Immunity down from the marathon, I caught whatever was going around. Sore throat, stuffy head, body aches, the whole 9. Oh, and yesterday, my lips were so chapped, they split and started bleeding at work. For TWO AND A HALF HOURS, I couldn't get my lower lip to stop dripping blood. It was so disgusting and embarassing, not to mention unhygenic! GRRR! So, I rested Wednesday, Thursday and again today. The only exercise I have gotten in is foam rolling twice a day. I am hoping the rest just shuts down whatever guff that IT band is thinking of giving me, because I just DO NOT have time to spend at the chiro's office. I may try a short run either tomorrow or Sunday. I am not overly worried because a week or 2 of rest, especially after a marathon, will not throw me off in the grand scheme of things. Wish I had remembered that LAST week! :D
What else? We had a few people over for an impromptu Superbowl party and I have to say that while I love entertaining and our new home is set up GREAT for doing so, Larry and I are not inviting anyone over for a long time. First of all, we are ALWAYS doing the hosting. Even though our friends all have perfectly fine places for hosting, we never get a reciprocal invite. Instead, people suggest a group outing somewhere where everyone splits the bill, which never works out as there are always several people that order more food or the most expensive thing or lots of drinks or bottled water or something, plus, the restaurant wants to turn the table, so where do you go after an hour and a half?
Next, I am totally FED UP with people and their FOOD ISSUES!!!! These were the comments we got from people who are normally very polite and civilized. "Are those veggies organic? I only eat organic". "We brought our own steak for the grill because we *only* eat locally sourced, grass fed, cruelty free beef." [side note - I can't be bothered with that, so I JUST DON'T EAT MEAT, GIVE IT A TRY SOMETIME - oh, wait - it's rude if I say that, but you can tell me all about how you met your meat before you eat it and how THAT'S superior. OK!]. "You guys always have junk." "Is that dip homemade? Ugh, Ken's?! Really?"
I mean, will it kill you to eat a few non-organic veggies ONE FREAKING NIGHT when someone has spent considerable time and effort preparing food for you??? I am just DONE! I could have been reading a book, working in the yard, napping, etc, instead of preparing food for our guests! I mean, yes, if someone has a food allergy, fine, of course you accomodate them, but I have never encountered someone with a legitimate food issue (ie: celiac, vegan/vegetarian, etc) being so stridently emphatic about what someone else is serving them!!!!
OK, rant over! :D Fingers crossed for a healthy upcoming week!