Well that was the worst 5 miles of my life!
What a weekend! Since this is a blog about running I should start with the terrible run I had on Saturday. I had 12 miles on the schedule and was really looking forward to it since I didn’t do a long run last weekend while on the cruise, and I’ve had low mileage for the last two weeks.
Unfortunately, whatever part of the body is directly behind the right knee cap was REALLY ANGRY. Starting with mile one each step was painful, but I thought if I could just stretch it out and warm up properly it would go away… but it never did.
At mile one I told myself to just keep going and re-evaluate at mile three. At mile three I thought, well, I should be properly warmed up by now so let’s get to mile five and re-evaluate again.
My plan was to keep re-evaluating every two to three miles … until I eventually reached 12. After mile five I knew I couldn’t go on though, each step literally made me want to yell out a little bit.
When I woke up on Sunday morning I was really glad I didn’t push myself to go on because my leg was so stiff/sore/painful I couldn’t bend it at all without it hurting. It loosened up after stretching and icing, and now it feels almost normal but I will keep a close eye on whatever it is.
I’ve actually had pain/soreness in this same area before two times, but never this bad. It’s always gone away on its own, as I believe it is doing now. No idea what causes it though!
Cecil took care of me when I got home from my run. He supervised while I iced and stretched.
Other than that painful run, my weekend was really good! I watched the Heat kick Charlotte’s butt of course, spent lots of time with Adam and I began evaluating new granola bars.
I have literally never tasted a granola bar that I really love. I like adding granola to my yogurt, so it’s not that I don’t like granola, I just dislike it in bar form I guess.
I got this one at Target for a taste test on Sunday:
The packaging is really pretty, and there were LOTS of chocolate chips which was obviously nice … but it still didn’t impress my taste buds. I am pretty convinced that there was no actual peanut butter in this bar anywhere. I think it should be renamed Peanuts & Dark Chocolate.
What was the best part of your weekend?
Any granola bar recommendations?
-I am convinced there must be a good one out there!