Sad to not be putting on my running skirt.
The Ankle is a bunch of suck. I don't like skipping a workout, so I decided to do some "non-impact" cardio. Get to the gym with A as soon as the daycare opens at 4:00... only the person who is supposed to be running it isn't there yet - they swore they thought it didn't open until 4:15. Oy. The other woman dropping off kids turns out to be the instructor for the 4:30 BodyPump class. She was a MUCH better instructor than the one that teaches the Tuesday night class. Score!! Workout ended up being 15 minutes on the elliptical, a one hour BodyPump class, and 7.2 miles on the bike (20 minutes).
I am NEVER done with the gym this early. Since it was still light out, we made a quick stop by the park.
|She posed, very seriously, and said "Mom, take my picture" - hilarious.|
|"Mom, I'm a pretzel!"|
The Ankle still sucks. As much as it pains me to rest it, I opted to still not run today (sniff). No outfit picture, but shorts (neon orange) and a pinkish top. Obnoxiously bright, but still sad. Crossramp:
|That is the completed workout, how I managed that exact number of strides is beyond me|
Followed that up with 9 miles on the bike (25 minutes).
I have no clue what to do tonight. I have been resting The Ankle for 72 hours. I have been taking it easy (no running at all) and icing every night. It certainly FEELS better, but since I have a very intense race schedule for the next 6 weeks, I do NOT want to risk making it worse. Normally I would have done an hour long hill workout on Monday and my Yasso 800s tonight. Question: Do I "try" to run a little tonight or do I still take it easy?
I am super duper excited for the bloggy meet up for the You Go Girl! half marathon this weekend in Tacoma. I hope I'm actually able to race, but... some of my best races are the ones I go into with NO expectations. Maybe I just need to go back to that.