1. I expected to wake up yesterday morning with sore legs. Surprisingly, except for my cranky calf (which really needs to see the chiro ASAP), my legs felt good. Unfortunately, I could not say the same about my upper body. I’d slept weird, so my back and neck hurt. I couldn’t lift my right arm without pain and it was difficult to turn my head. Lovely. Thankfully, a couple of handwarmers stuck in the back of my shirt and on my neck and I finally got some relief. I will admit that it didn’t stop me from running. I managed an easy 3 on the treadmill without turning my head LOL.
2. One of my goals in 2012 is to hit 100 miles every month. I’ve been really good about hitting my overall mileage every year (except last year, the year I plan to forget), but I’m not very good at keeping a consistent base of running. With my bad attitude about long runs this month, I ended up having to cram a lot of miles in at the end. Luckily, I really needed a long run of the double digit variety, so this was added incentive. Also, thankfully it was a leap year and I ran 3 easy miles on the treadmill yesterday to hit 101.5 for the month. Talk about cutting it close LOL.
3. I am approaching my five year “raciversary”. I was a runner way before that, but five years ago one of my friends convinced me to run my first race. I’m sure I would have made a ton of newbie mistakes (and did actually make a few), but thankfully, she talked me through the whole process. As you guys have probably already figured out, that was the first step towards my racing addiction. This weekend I’m racing an 8k (I think for the first time since that race) and I have little hope of beating the PR I set that day. I’ve apparently accomplished lots of things since that first race, but getting consistently faster is not one of them. Sigh.