April 24, 2008
good news/bad news
good news: Tuesday my little 4-miler turned into an impromptu "speed" thingy, I mean workout. High 7s felt good so I did that. Mid 7s felt good, so I did that. During the last mile I did 5 (countem 5!) 20-second strides, each followed by a minute's jog.
bad news: by late morning I was sore and lurching around the massage table trying to favor my leg in a graceful way. By 3pm I wanted my 5pm advil.
good news: after a nap Tuesday afternoon (and no biking), I felt much better and ran a nice recovery (8:50) 5 miles Wednesday morning, followed by an easy hour on the bike.
bad news: someone at work's been sick all week, and by Wednesday afternoon I ached all over (including the hip) and was sure I had what she has.
good news: after lounging about all evening, I woke up this morning and did not need advil at all, oh no, not at all. But I took some anyway because I thought I might need it later. Went out for 6 miles, which felt wonderful at 8:29 pace. I could have gone longer or faster but I did not.
bad news: I had a hole in the middle of my day, during which I'd planned to come home and ride the bike for an hour. But the hole filled up, so I ended up staying at work the whole day. But the hole also happened to fill up with people who canceled at the last minute or just plain didn't show up, so I ended up sitting around at work and not getting to ride either.
good news: by 4:15pm I started thinking maybe I should take some advil, because I had 2 massages left and would hate to be lurching around the table trying to favor my leg in a graceful way. And then I realized I didn't need any advil at all, oh no.
And now I'm home after a 10-hour day (large chunks of which were spent doing nothing), getting ready to go to bed soon so I can start another day tomorrow, and my hip feels like nothing was ever wrong with it, not for the past 5 weeks or anything, oh no, not at all.
Posted by joe positive at April 24, 2008 8:25 PM
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Why is it that the more we discover about the human body, the more mysterious it becomes? Seriously.
Posted by: tuscaloosarunner at April 25, 2008 7:43 AM