Total Miles Ran: 172
Number of those miles that involved me holding a dog and a leash: 71Trail Miles: 16Songs with the most airtime on my mp3 player: Alanis Morissette - GuardianNumber of P90x or Jillian Michaels Workouts: 5
September is leaving me very frustrated. Over the past 2 weeks, my legs have felt dead. I backed off the number of miles I was running and hoped for the best. After the 5K last Saturday with the dogs (Miles and Mutts recap here!), I completed a 16 mile long run on Sunday. It felt really good and things were looking up and thought this week would be back to normal.
That was until I tried to run this week. On Tuesday, I could tell my gait was all messed up due to some pains in my right leg. I took Wednesday and Thursday off from running. Friday, I had the day scheduled off work and the original plan was to get in my last non-race 20 mile run. It didn't happen. I struggled through six miles and knew I needed to take a few days off. On top of mysterious dead legs and a calf muscle pain, I've been completely exhausted over the past few weeks. I can barely get myself out of bed each morning and want to be asleep again by 8 PM.
Saturday was a planned day off anyway since I was going to be out of town. On Sunday, my plans to get up early were again overridden by feeling exhausted so I slept in. Then, headed up to pick up the dogs for a run. We had our largest group run yet and were able to get seven dogs out. I got in three miles before I needed to get back to handle getting the water ready for the dogs and loading up some of the early finishers. They weren't great miles and I'm still having issues with my right leg but it was a little better than Friday. After getting home, I thought about getting in a few more miles but decided it was probably more logical to skip and try to get back on track this week and give myself a little more rest because I can tell something is still up with the leg beyond just feeling tired.
Here's to hoping the rest takes care of things and Freedom's Run in two weeks won't be a huge suffer-fest of a marathon!