I didn’t run Tuesday because I felt so warn down and exhausted. K said it’s the weather.
Whatever the reason, I was just wiped and told myself I’d run Wednesday morning.
When K came in to our bedroom this morning, it woke me up and I asked what he was doing. He responded, “Showering!”
I’m normally out the door and half way through my run by the time he gets up to shower.
He told me I still had time to get a run in so out the door I went.
Maybe I should have stayed in bed.
I struggled the entire run. I was wheezing, my legs didn’t want to move, and it just felt harder than it should this far in to my training. What gives?
Hmm….foggy camera photo..lots of condensation on my phone..
Not a shabby pace for how much of a struggle it felt..
Checked the weather after I was inside and shivering from being all wet with sweat and the A/C being on.. 79 degrees with 74% humidity! I went from “What gives?” to “I kicked that run’s ass!”
Saw my chiro today, I was counting down the hours until it was time for my appointment. As soon as I was in the little room, I started telling him all about the article I read and how crappy I’ve felt for the past few months.
When I see the chiro, I normally have two things adjusted: my upper back (between my shoulder blades) and my hips. Hips aren’t bothering me so it was all about my upper back today and it’s not that my upper back’s been bothering me – it’s that I’m thinking it’s the culprit to my mysterious illnesses.
As he’s pressing on my upper back he comments that, “It’s pretty tight back here!” I’ve come to learn that “tight” at the chiropractor’s office is not a good word! He does the little massage machine on me to get my back nice and relaxed and then…a nice slow push. I could feel the popping one by one up my vertebrae..that’s not normal. He moved his hands to another portion of my upper back and does another pop. Then…on to another part and pops again. 3 adjustments in my upper back!
I was shocked. Normally, I’m one quick pop right in the middle and good to go. I couldn’t believe it took 3 adjustments and that I could feel the pressure coming off my back with each push.
We chatted some more about my mileage, how much time I take off between events, and if I take rest days. I wasn’t told to limit my training but he did recommend I get in before Dumbo in August, I told him I’d be seeing him after my 11 miles next weekend!
Immediately after my appointment I was doing a little more coughing than usual. But that’s since ceased. I definitely feel like I’m sitting up straighter! Let’s see what happens!
In case you paused earlier when I commented that “K came in to our bedroom this morning”, K has been sleeping in another room because I’ve been sleeping with the humidifier on for the past few days. I figured out a solution for a cease fire on the ritual of transforming our room in to a sauna ever night!
I text K this pic when I got home!!
Welcome the new addition to our family…
A cool mist humidifier!!!
With the humidity outside, it seems kinda odd that I’d be setting up this beauty right now. But between the A/C, ceiling fan, and standing fan K has running nonstop..the air is plenty dry in this house!
How long of a rest do you take between races?