A few fabulous Spring milestones took place in the past few days...
**First time the temperature got over 80!!! LOVE me some crazy midwest temperature spikes!!!
|Obviously with my favorite pink compression socks :) These things ROCK!|
Yes folks, you caught that right, I managed another run today! After successfully getting over the 1 mile mark with no knee/IT band pain Friday afternoon, and after enduring a painful but gratifying massage Sunday, I gave it another shot today. Guess what? I made it to 2 miles without pain! *silent cheer* I didn't even have a lot of pain at 2mi, just some nagging twinges...but I promised myself I would stop there pain or no pain. Let's not get carried away...I still have a ways to go, but I saw my primary care doctor today who promised me a referral if things don't improve on their own in another couple of weeks. Compromise. I'll take it.
BTW in an effort to increase my cross training, I rolled my lazy self out of bed for an early morning yoga class Saturday, and am STILL SORE from the crazy hard poses and sequences we were doing. Note: take the basic classes a few more times before venturing back to that one...Oh well, A for effort, right?
Time for the obligatory post-run foam rolling session aka my brief visit to HELL. Don't worry, I fully plan to follow it with ice cream and a Katherine Heigl movie.