Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pretty Good Day

My day started with a visit to PT. After my leg was thoroughly beat up, I was given the OK to finally run some. She told me only a mile and half today but then 2 miles each day after until my next appointment next Wednesday. With my leg sore from the therapy, I went to work happy with the thoughts of going for a short run after work.

The weather here in Wisconsin has been UNBELIEVABLE. Today it was about 70 and sunny and the 6 day forecast is for a lot of the same. That is insane for March and technically still winter. I think the normal highs for this time of year is the low 40's! I was excited to be able to go out and get my sweat on.

Work was OK today, but if you have read my posts for awhile, you may remember that I love the NCAA Basketball Tourny. Today was the first 'real' day of games and 2 of the teams I follow were playing. Unfortunately they were playing while I was still at work. I was able to download an App for my iPhone and was able to see both Marquette and Wisconsin crush their opponents. Another part of a good day.

It was about 70 when I was able to get out on my run. I was a little worried I would have issues but hopeful that since I wasn't going far at all, that I would be good. I started out fast and felt really good. No problems for mile 1. I did decide to run a 2 mile loop near work so I did an extra 1/2 mile. Don't tell my therapist! Mile 2 was even faster and no issues as well. I ended up running the 2 miles at 7:48 pace but was winded at the end. I lost some for sure but not all.

It was a good run and I am very happy to be back. I am optimistically cautious though. Only 2 miles for the next few days and hope I can increase later next week.

On the recommendation of my therapist, I did go and buy a foam roller today and have started using it. My outer thigh is pretty sore rolling on it but being the first time, I should expect that.

All in all, a pretty good day. I hope your was pretty good as well.

Keep on Running!!!

1 comment:

Mark said...

Take it slow....sounds real positive! I guess you saw Mizzou got beat....I was hoping for a match up against Marquette...