As I stated on my Monday night blog, running 9 miles was not smart. I didn't and don't recommend it to friends or family. Or enemies for that matter.
I did 1/2 mile repeats last night and am now paying the price - majorly (which isn't a word btw).
Here is the math: 3 weeks not running + 9 mile run + 1/2 mile sprints (7) = tendinitis & a cranky me.
Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. I should have worked up to the 9 miles. I have had his happen before so I know I need to just let it rest a little bit and it will heal - just stinks cause I had a mileage goal for the week and now it is going to be near impossible to get it in. :( Scratch that, it is impossible otherwise I will injure myself even more and be able to run even less. Bummer but I have no one to blame but myself.
But, did want to share with you what my nipples looked like after my run the other day:
For those ladies out there, running can cause chafing. If you run long distances you have to be careful of the more sensitive areas like the nipples and I didn't put on band aides. Rats. So when I did sprints last night my nipples were on FIRE!
Was also talking to the hubby about how I wouldn't be able to compete right now with my work load the way it is and he said "You were just on a different level then" and he is right. I had a goal, I had set my mind to it and I was going to do it. And I did. And what is weird it that my motivation for my workouts is now weak - weaker than it has ever been. I don't get it....but I need to figure it out because I think when I do it will be the key to me getting back into it. Don't get me wrong, I have little bursts of motivation and excitement about working out but then it seems to stall out - I am tired and working out just isn't what I want to do.
Again, I gotta figure it out. Once I get to the bottom of it you guys will be the first to know. :) Or maybe the second to my hubby.
Until then, I will keep on posting. Keep on sharing.
P.S. Food was ON today. Yeah!
P.P.S. Did you SEE Craig Ballantyne posted on my blog yesterday??? BRAG, BRAG, BRAG.