No, I did not get a PR, I did not race, I did not have a breakthrough workout! But I ran pain free!
Those who read this blog (thank you!) may remember that exactly 15 days ago I slipped on the bathroom floor while in a frenzy, trying to make sure I get to Petru's school before 6pm in a decent shape (aka not wet, naked, completely disheveled - well, fail with the last one, but they know me so who cares). Anyhow, I guess I bruised my tailbone and boy did it hurt. It hurt to sit, it hurt to stand, it hurt to walk, it hurt to bike, it hurt after swims, and it killed during runs. After getting past the frustration of getting injured so stupidly, I decided that although practicing mindfulness might be a tad too much for me, perhaps I need to make a mental note not to full around with the bathroom (or as Chris put it, "What's your take on doing one thing at a time, you know multitasking means less productivity!" me: "I don't believe that").
So I decided that I am stronger than the pain and darn it will not stop me. Before you yell that I should listen to my body (oh, how I hate that expression), I know a bit and some about pain and this type of pain did not mean damage. There was nothing broken, or torn. So I had to make pain background for a while, I hoped a short while.
Things went fine with swimming and biking, but running really made my tailbone scream. I gave up on speed, and ran slow - like a little under 9 min mile slow (only bc I am so Garmin vain that I don't want to have 9 min mile runs on it). This went on for 2 weeks. I did not talk about it, I did not write much about it on the blog - why make it a bigger issue - and tried not to focus on when would the pain go away. And then it did. Yesterday's 8 miler went fine, today's 10 miler went super. No pain. NO PAIN! 10 beautiful, early morning, rainy miles of bliss. Just me and Bob Dylan and Liz Phair. I needed that!
And the timing could not have been better. Chris and I are off to the mother of hills land, Vermont, sans Petru (thanks grandma Margaret) for a long weekend of swim/bike/run the course of the Vermont Half Journey. Oh, and we'll also have an early celebration of 10 years of marriage - if we have time:)
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