Yup, that was 3 nor’easters in 3 weeks. At the moment it looks like the fourth one will miss us next week, but we’re still at the third snowiest March since 1888 — and temps below normal for much of the month, which I can personally attest to this morning.
I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to show how I continue to come back from illness and runner’s knee. And congrats to both our hosts for tackling half marathons this weekend!
- Monday: 3 miles easy, Dogwalk, YFPR Knees
- Tuesday: YFPR Align & Alieviate, SB 15 minutes, shoveling
- Wednesday: 3 easy treadmill miles, SB, DM Arms & Legs
- Thursday: Dogwalk, SB, YFPR Knees Restore & Rebuild
- Friday: DM Arms & Legs, YFPR Knees, Dogwalk
- Saturday: Yoga Class, Dogwalk
- Sunday: 3 miles easy, Dogwalk
Mileage: 12 (+1)
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Back to back runs — they may be short, but it’s been a while since I’ve run two days in a row. I probably wouldn’t have, only yes, we’re expecting snow tomorrow and I didn’t want to run on the treadmill again. Thanks to taping my knees, it felt pretty good. Left knee felt fine afterwards, just a few twinges in the right one.
I knew that later on in the day, despite last night’s snow, I’d be able to run outside. Unfortunately I just had a bunch of stuff going on and I had to knock out this run “early” in the morning (which for me meant 8 am) — and also meant it was done on the treadmill, as the roads were still somewhat messy then (although fine later on).
Still taping both knees, although the left one seems fine now. But the right one is still a bit achy. I had a massage right after the run, and that felt great. I also have a chiropractor appointment for next week — I was due for one anyway. I also slowed the pace some more and shortened my run interval.
Finally: a sunny day. You know what that means here in the winter? Damn cold day. But I got out early, as the wind was only supposed to pick up later in the day. I only taped the right knee.
I shortened my run interval and had to keep an eye on my pace so I didn’t run too fast. The knee seemed better about halfway through the run, but there is still a definite ache. The other knee felt okay during and after — maybe just a slight tightening above the kneecap in the last half mile, but it felt fine when I was done.
It was tempting to try to run longer, actually, but I want to run stronger ultimately, and luckily there’s still not really a lot on my schedule.
Although just a tad on the cold side — teens are cold, with the snow pumping out some more, right? But it was sunny and relatively calm. So glad I didn’t join the group that tackled an equally cold morning that was also insanely windy yesterday.
The best thing about this run is that it felt pretty good. I’m sure the blue skies and abundant sunshine had something to do with it — but so did the pain-free left knee and the right knee feeling a lot better. Unlike Friday’s run, I just ran. The pace was a bit faster, no doubt due to the cold, but this run felt good.
Favorites of the week
One of my goals for February was to actually get outside of the house and try some classes. Well, obviously that didn’t happen. So it became a March goal instead. I went for my first yoga class in a studio in quite a few years. I was disappointed that the owner is no longer teaching because of her pregnancy; I hear she’s really good. The studio was Wellnest Studios for anyone local. I have a 10 day pass, so I plan to be checking out a few more classes there. And probably explore a few other places close to home.
It’s the first time I’ve had a male yoga teacher. I wasn’t wowed by the class, but it wasn’t bad, either. There were two other new people in addition to me, and it’s a small room, so it was really crowded. I’m sure all the yoga lately has helped the knee along.
We rented “The Shape of Water” last night. It was definitely an odd movie, but I really liked it. Back in December, when my brother was in for my parents’ 70th anniversary, he liked it so much he saw it twice — but the rest of his family hated it.
Tonight we’re hoping to rent “3 Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri”.
I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:
- 3 Tips for Spring Running & Racing
- 5 Stretches You Should be Doing After Your Run
- 5 Ways to Get Yourself Out the Door
- What People Think About Me
Let’s get the conversation started:
Have you ever had a male yoga teacher?
What about a male masseuse?
Do you think it makes a difference?