So, while I've tried not to whine too much, I've also made no secret of the fact that I've been sick. Back to back illnesses. I'm not really sure if I had two different bugs, or if there was a third one in there as well. On top of that, sick kids and the attached sleep deprivation has made the last couple weeks a challenge.
Training fell by the wayside. Until today, my last run was Tuesday - not two days ago, but one week and two days ago. Truthfully, I've been incredibly inactive during that time. I was barely getting up to make meals or do laundry, let alone train.
I've been feeling irritable, and achey. Yesterday, a niggle started in my knee. When I'd squat down to talk to the kids or pick something up from the floor, it just wasn't happy with me. And, the knee was feeling off in general. Concerning kind of off. Like, not right.
So, today I had a run on the plan. I was even feeling up to the run. I was doing garmin testing, so the plan was laid out for me, but it was one that worked perfectly. Ten minutes done four times, easy, steady running. It kept me from going super fast, but was still a nice steady workout; perfect to get my body back into the routine.
And afterwards? I felt more balanced then I have in weeks. My knee (which was annoying me again this morning) feels totally normal. So much for overuse injuries; it seems my body is more likely to throw nonuse injuries at me.
|After my run, feeling good.|
And, because I'm taking more pictures, I remembered to bring my camera to the kids' last swim lesson. Pictures of Spud are mostly splashing water and and a blurry head, but here's a cute one of Sweetpea.
|Ironman World Champion 2036|