Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sometimes it's hard being an adult

I worked all day yesterday and early morning running is not my thing, (especially in the winter) so I didn't get a run in. After work, Keith and I had a double date with Christy & Steve. We went to dinner and a movie. We saw New In Town. I laughed out loud quite a bit. It was a little predictable but entertaining enough.

Anyway back to the running thing. I'm working 11:00 to 7:30 tonight so my plan was to get out on the trail this morning at 8:00 for a fast 5-miler. But, the adult in me suggested perhaps I should hold off on that run. My hammy was tight all day yesterday and wasn't a lot better this morning. I decided I would go for a nice long speedy walk around my neighborhood. About a mile into it, my leg was still tight so I turned into the school:

Found a stick:

And let Boomer do the running:


I came home and rolled my leg. What I thought was my hamstring turns out it's my bootie. Roller felt SO GOOD, I didn't want to get up off of it. But I did and I turned on my Wii and did some strength training. Now I must get ready for work without a run under my belt. But, at least I know it's the right thing to do.
It's not always easy though, making the adult decision. Especially when it comes to running.
Until later.............

8 comments:

209Mike said...

Damn adulthood. Take care of that butt. Enjoy this harsh winter weather.

Southbay Girl said...

I've had to be an adult alot this week being sick-I guess that's what happens when you have a bought of pneumonia under your belt-you begin to realize exercising while sick might not be a good idea!!

At least you got out for a walk and Boomer got to play!! Sometimes it sucks being "grown up and responsible" but my body does thank me!!

Victoria said...

Oh, you're a role model with your listening to your body and all! (Note to self: sometimes taking it easy is GOOD.)

I think I'll go use the foam roller. What a good idea as well.

Rick Gaston said...

That was me Tuesday, went out then promptly went back after a couple of blocks. Way to listen to your body, when in doubt I always rest. I read that somewhere and it has helped me lots.

Marcy said...

You're just being smart is what it is ;-)

Marcy said...

I do! You know, I TOTALLY forgot about that HAHAHHAA. We haven't played it in over a month or so I tend to forget things. Now I'm going to go plug it in and see what it says :P Good to compare and contrast I guess?

Missy said...

Sounds like when doc told me - you have a tight ass - hahahaha! Nothing like a good butt massage to get things going ... in all kinds of directions. STRETCH it out.

Steve Stenzel said...

Love the foam roller!!! Glad you listened to the adult in you. I should try that sometime...