Sunday, July 28, 2013
I've done two dumb things in the last 24 hours. The first was, I walked down our hallway to check and see if all the kids were home since it was 2:00 AM and the oldest had gone out earlier. She was home, but as I walked down the hall I ran smack into the open closet door. (I HATE when the kids don't shut it!)
Anyway, I cut open the area right above my right eye. It probably could have used about 5 stitches, but I was tired and we had the county fair in the morning so I put a band aid on it and went back to bed.
It looks ok today. It's gaping a little, but since it's on the very top edge of my eyebrow, you can't really tell anyway. I asked my husband if he'd kick me out of bed with a scar and he replied that he wouldn't, so it will heal on it's own.
The second dumb thing I did was eat a slice of garlic chicken pizza right before I went out for a run. I felt heavy and full, but I ended up "running through it" and ran 5.42 miles. My IT band is still feeling pretty good!
I made sure I warmed up and cooled down longer. I also did something that I really don't like to do since I am so competitive, but if it keeps me running I will sacrifice time. I am back to power walking up and down the hills. So far it's kept that IT band quiet!! I really would rather run them, but when I try I can fill a twinge in the outer part of the knee and I know what that means!
If I can keep running by walking the hills, then I'll do that. I guess I'll have to just work on running the straights faster!!