Well, now that I’ve been 28 for more than a full day I can safely say that the ol’ body isn’t what it used to be.
1. Lingering soreness. Back when I was 27 my legs used to recover from a long run within a day and now I practically need a walker. Just kidding. But I do feel like I’m STILL recovering from my 16-miler.
I was able to crank out a few good miles last night but I have some lingering soreness.
2. Spectacular Sunsets. Monday night I didn’t have a great birthday run (due to lots of soreness) but I was treated to this view after a storm passed through. Just a little bit pretty.
3. Lifting Again. I am weight lifting again and it feels so good.
About a month ago I had to stop lifting because I had spasmatic torticollis (PAINFUL muscle contractions in the neck).
I didn’t do anything that caused the contractions to come on — the doctor said it’s a (chronic, ugh!) hereditary condition that can crop up out of nowhere. Since I’m adopted I have no idea if anyone in my biological family has the condition but it seems likely.
I didn’t blog about it because I didn’t want to think about it any more than I had to. The pain was pretty awful.
The doctor gave me vicodin and a muscle relaxer at the time which helped. In fact, I think I had one of my best long runs ever after taking the pills … you probably aren’t supposed to run with them in your system, but after 48 hours of sitting on the couch unable to move I just had to jump on the treadmill.
I know most people say vicodin and muscle relaxers make you really sleepy, but they didn’t have that effect on me. In fact during that long run I didn’t feel … anything. I just ran until it was time to stop running.
Anyway, I had to take some time off of lifting to make sure I didn’t re-aggravate anything, but as of this week I’m back at it! So far I’ve just done a really light upper body day, but it felt good! Yay!
Now just cross your fingers that I don’t have another episode any time soon (or ever)!
Anyone else ever have trouble getting your Garmin to pair with your phone? My new FR220 was syncing with my phone perfectly but last night it wouldn’t connect.
What do you think is the perfect distance for a relaxing mid-week run?