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I’m Not Dead…

I’m still alive and still not running. After several doctors appointments and physical therapy, I pulled my groin muscle at Capital City Classic almost a week and a half ago. I took all of last week off from work but am back & slaving away like a good public servant.

Sleepy, Sleepy

I spent last week lounging in my jammies, drinking coffee and cuddling doggies…becuase I couldn’t do anything else!  Ugh!  Injuries suck.  My left leg was so painful that even sleeping was painful.  Sneezing was pretty much out of the question.  Did you know that when you sneeze, pretty much all your muscles contract including pulled ones?  Ouch.

Galloway Pullover

In addition to drinking coffee and cuddling doggies, I also worked on my Galloway Pullover.  Little known fact…I like to knit.  I go to sleep at 9pm and knit.  It’s official, I’m a little old lady.  Plus for the last week, I’ve smelled like one too.  Tiger Balm is my friend except that the dogs hate the smell and refuse to sit with me.  I guess you can’t have it all.  In the week I was off work, I knit the whole body of the sweater and 80% of one sleeve.  It’s not that I’m a fast knitter, it’s just that there was nothing else I could really do.  I unloaded the dishwasher once and it took 30 minutes.  And did you know that there is nothing on TV during the day?!  True story, bro.  Ugh.  Thank god for Netflix and BBC mini series.

I went back to work yesterday.  I’m up and hobbling around but I cannot, cannot do stairs.  Too painful.  After work yesterday I was so exhausted, I slept for 2 hours in the living room chair.  The hours from 6pm until 8pm did not exist.  I was out cold.  It’s really hard when your whole body is trying to compensate for an injury.

The sports medicine doc said that I could be out up to 6 weeks.  And that means no Avenue of the Vines Half on the 18th.  I haven’t run at all but I am starting to have a lot less pain.  I miss running so much and of course this months Runners World showed up last week.  I haven’t even looked at it yet.  Reading it would be like showing drugs to an addict.  And that’s just mean.  Not to mention that I got an e-mail that my Stride Box is on its way.  Booo.  Pure torture.

Right now I’m choosing to leave everything up in the air regarding running.  I’m not saying I won’t run Avenue of the Vine.  I’m not saying I will.  I’m not saying I won’t try for a few 1 mile runs between now and whenever.  I’m just going to go on how I feel.  Today I feel much better than I did yesterday and walking is becoming much easier.  Time will pass no matter what I do, so staying positive is key.

Bustie & Me

And it never hurts to cuddle a cute dachshund!

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Lazy Weekend…

I know it’s Tuesday but since yesterday was a holiday here in California, my weekend ran long. Thank you Cesar Chavez, I needed that extra day off (not to mention all the good work you did for farm workers).
Run Recap:

Friday: No run, got my furs done
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: 9 miles – last long run before next week’s Running of the Elks Half Marathon
Monday: 4.5 miles – scheduled for 4 but was in such a crabby mood, ran an extra .5 to get me out of my funk.

Running fo the Elks

Next Sunday is the Running of the Elks Half Marathon. This is the Half that initially got me started back on the road of running half marathons and I’m looking forward to it. This week I will be tapering in preparation for this run, so that means less running & more carbs. Yay for carbs, boo for less running. I’m already crabby this week for some unknown reason and less running means more crabby. I’m planning to use my time wisely. I have a list a mile long of things that need to be cleaned or put away that I’m planning to take care of this week. Whether or not it all gets done is another story.

This last weekend was a rainy weekend, not to mention cold. Cold enough to see your breath and not just in the morning. So there was a lot of staying indoors. I know to you east coast people this is nothing but for me, brr. I hate the cold. Saturday I stayed in the whole day except for my run in the morning. Hubby had to work, so me and the dogs sat around watched TV and did some knitting. Sunday, Hubby was home but I still stayed in for most of the day after my long run. I worked on the second sleeve to a sweater I started back in January until a certain dog ate my knitting needle. Monday was short run and then errands for most of the day.  But I did get to replace the dog chewed knitting needles so that part was good.

Low Down Dirty Dog

She doesn’t look guilty at all after eating my needle…bad dog.  Good thing you’re so cute.

How’d you spend your weekend?