Monday, August 12, 2013

Weekend Review: Injury

Saturday: 7 mile run outside
Sunday: Kayak, arms

Friday evening I had to say see ya later to one of my best friends.
She came in from Texas for our wedding celebration and was able to stay for 3 weeks.
We had a lot of fun over those 3 weeks: shopping eating, drinking wine, talking, playing with her kids. It's always sad when they leave but I am so thankful they were able to make the trip.

Saturday morning I started my run when I'm usually finishing it.
Big mistake.
It was incredibly humid.

I ran from home, down to the park and along the bike path.
I hit the 3.2 mile mark in 28 minutes. Stopped for a minute to wipe the sweat off my face then continued on (after poking myself in the eye with  my sunglasses - don't try to put them back on while running).

It was hot and a hard run, but I was feeling pretty good. I was happy.
Then I hit mile 5.25.
I felt like I got stabbed in the calf.

I stopped for a minute to stretch and continued on my way.
I finished 7 miles at an 8:30 pace and a screaming calf.

Pre run and post run
I pouted my way through a shower then decided it was time for some ice, compression and elevation. I'm hoping it's just a strain. It did seem to be a little better on Sunday, so I'm still being positive and of course planning to race this weekend!

Saturday afternoon we headed to down to Washington Park for the Taste of OTR.
It was a gorgeous (and hot) day. Perfect to spend in the park enjoying delicious food and good friends! We had Eli's BBQ, a pork bun from KaZe and gelato from Dojo.

That evening we met friends out for dinner and drinks. Quite a fun-filled and busy day!

Sunday we spent running some errands in the morning then out on the water in our kayaks.
We are loving the kayaks and are so happy we decided to buy them.
This time we saw tubers and water skiers out on the river.

Sunday evening was spent with this cutie patootie.

She was giggling and laughing the whole time, I'm not sure how I managed to get a picture with no smile.
She's just so fun right now.
My favorite H quote of the night: "You gotta be kiddin' me!"

We have our meal and work out plan set for the week. Hopefully we are able to stick to it. I'm ready to get back into our routine!

1 comment:

  1. Hope the calf is just a temporary niggle. And I love you in that white-stripey dress. Super cute!!!