I know it's already Tuesday, but I'm a little behind on recapping my weekend. :) I've been lazy about setting up internet at my new apartment (I've lived there almost a month already...oops), so blogging is always a challenge!
At physical therapy last Thursday, the PT asked me about my weekend plans. I commented that since I wasn't running 11 miles as planned, the possibilities were endless. No need to go to bed at 9 Saturday night after hydrating and resting my legs all day, no need to wake up at 5 Sunday morning or reserve the rest of the day for icing/stretching...what to do with the free time?!? Since I am going through a MAJOR endorphin-withdrawal, I attempted to fill the weekend with lots of little happy things to take distract myself from the fact that I wasn't running...
Like a super-inexpensive student massage at this massage school...
Followed by this candy-licious bowl of froyo...
You guys already know how I feel about HARRY POTTER!!!!
Some reading & cross training
(one nice thing about cross training--elliptical and bike are so nice to READ on!!)
Of course some icing thrown in...err lots of icing...
Why not try a new hair color to spice things up??
Believe it or not, I actually cooked. Yes Dad, I know you're shocked!
I was happy that I could actually enjoy a BEER Saturday night instead of glass after glass of water! YUM!
What better way to spend Sunday than laying by this gorgeous lake?
This morning involved lots of this: book, coffee, and ice. BLISS. (except for the ice part...)
My running life versus my non-running life:
When I'm running, I sleep less, wake up earlier, stay up later, and burn about a million more calories than when I'm not running. Curiously, I have unlimited energy.
When I'm NOT running, I'm bone tired. For no reason. (Somehow, though, my appetite is unchanged...)
When I'm running, I need to go to the grocery store almost twice a week to buy bananas.
When I'm not running, I wait until the cupboards are literally BARE before shopping.
When I'm running, I do laundry almost twice a week.
When I'm not running, I wait until I am just about out of clothes before I deal with washing anything...
I'm sure there are about a million other things, but my endorphin-free brain is already tired just thinking of these!!! On a positive note though, xrays came back negative from the doctor (although that does NOT rule out a stress fracture--we'll do an MRI in a week if I'm still in pain), and my tibia is feeling a little better today! This seems promising, although I'm not getting my hopes TOO high up. :)
What do you do to distract yourself when you can't run?
How is your running life different than your non-running life?