I’ve been plagued by this on again off again pain, sort of in my groin, for a few weeks now. Plagued is too strong a word — I’m pretty sure it wasn’t caused by running and it doesn’t bother me while running, either. But raising my leg? Or legs swings to the side that I do for a warmup? Yes, that can hurt a little.
It was there before Dash to the Finish Line, seemed better, then reared its ugly head again after Stockadeathon. So I decided I need an easier week this week; you’ll notice a lot of yoga this week! And I started to experiment with taping it — talk about an awkward area! But there was a big payoff — it seemed off again by the end of the week (and some hard running on Saturday!).
- Monday: Yoga Body Makeover Tone with Weights, Dogwalk, SB 20 minutes
- Tuesday: YFPR Align & Alleviate, Dogwalk, SB 25 minutes
- Wednesday: Yoga Body Makeover Tone with Weights, Dogwalk, 3.75 easy (2.25 with Bandit)
- Thursday: YFPR Align & Alleviate, Dogwalk, 3 miles easy (2.25 with Bandit)
- Friday: Pahla B Strenght & Tone Yoga & Balance, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Girls on the Run 5k, YFR Hamstrings (pre-race) & Foundation (post-second run), 7 miles “easy” with Darlene post race
- Sunday: Baking is exercise, right? It sure feels like it, all that time on your feet!, very short walk with Bandit, who really wasn’t terribly willing (it’s cold and windy and wet from melted snow/rain/sleet)
Mileage: 16.85 (-1.5ish)
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I headed out and warmed up with Bandit in the neighborhood and realized after maybe a quarter mile that I’d hit the wrong button. Which is how he got to run with me for 2.25 miles.We actually did negative splits.
I finished up with another 2.5 miles on my own. I thought I’d stop and take more photos of the sunset on the way home, but it had fizzled by that point and was just getting dark.
The tape seemed to make the groin pain worse.
I figured since he did 2.25 miles yesterday, he could do it again. Which he did. He also made the rookie mistake of going out too fast. So no negative splits today. I was able to get this photo of our shadows literally on the run.
Magically overnight, though, that groin pain seemed a lot better. So maybe taping helped. So I did it again. Despite the fact it’s actually rather annoying in that awkward place.
I recently bought the Skirtsports wrapsody skirt. I don’t recommend it for petite ladies — the inseam isn’t right for us — I actually dried it on high after its first outing but it’s still just not right. Or maybe I need an xs instead of a small? Or I need to cinch the continuous drawcord some more?
I’m really kind of bummed because I do like the look of it.
My last “serious” 5k of the year. Although technically a fun run, I was still shooting for a goal. My actual last 5k of the year is at night through the holiday lights and it’s all about fun and friends, not PRs (nope, I never even come close and I don’t care).
I’ll be recapping the 5k on Tuesday, but I also joined Darlene for 7 miles after the race. Which means it’s a very slow run for her, but a tempo run for me. We stopped a few times — for Darlene to ditch her jacket, for me to change from my long sleeve, sweaty top to a fresh tee, and then towards the end when we ran into my friend Jan.
It was a perfect day to run, and I’m so glad we did, because the forecasted snow arrived right on schedule on Sunday.
Favorites of the week
I posted these over on IG, but every time I wear these silver sneakers I’m so amazed at how comfy they are. If only getting into them wasn’t like getting out of a sweaty sportsbra!
My comfy Skirtsports Ambassadors beanie (the link goes to the same beanie minus the Ambassador branding — I have several other Skirtsports beanies I use all winter long, not so much for running, mostly for just being out in the cold — I love them! Use CRJ20 for 20% off) — no, I didn’t race in it, since thankfully the fog had cleared and the sun came out by the start, but it helped keep me warm pre-race, and yes, it was damn chilly!
Old Navy 50% off jeans. Hopefully I can actually keep my recent weight loss off, but most of my jeans are now too loose (I know, boo hoo for me). So I took advantage of 50% off jeans on Saturday. Unfortunately I never had time to get to the mall and try on stuff, so I’m guessing on sizing, ordered multiple sizes, and am hoping a few of them fit. I really only need a couple of pairs right now — I can still wear my old jeans, they’re not falling off me, but I need a couple of pairs that fit right!
Thanksgiving menu continues to emerge, as you can see on my Pinterest Thanksgiving board.
The unfavorite of the weekend? Bandit’s look says it all — not happy with spring on Saturday and winter on Sunday.
Last but not least, we gave Bandit his second bath. Inside. In the tub. I thought we’d have to leash him like we did outside, but once I put him in there he stayed — until I told him to come out when we were done, and he jumped out. I, of course, had to pick him up and put him in the tub in the first place, but that’s such a change from the beginning, when we couldn’t pick him up at all (or at least were too scared to).
He did really well and we didn’t need the leash.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Any racing this weekend? How’d it go?
Do your dogs like sweaters/coats?
Do you like sneakers for just kicking around?