Then my typical 25 sit-ups, 30 push-ups, and a bunch of stretching. *Love this routine*
My legs feel a little better, but I can tell that my right hip is very elevated. That's saying something since I always struggle with that side and it's usually elevated. Plus, that sore spot on the top of my hip is still there. I'll either go into see Jim this week or may consider some PT to see if I can better/permanently "fix" that side with strength work/flexibility/chiro/etc. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a glute/hamstring strength issue.
I get to LIFT for an hour today. Yippee! I don't know if I've ever looked forward to a lifting session before, but I've found myself just craving getting back in the gym!! Pretty sure I'll hit up the Anytime Fitness in town for that. It's been too long since I was there!
|I'm going to pretend like I look like this at the gym.|
I'm still going to go in to get tested for allergies, since I am STILL stuffy. I woke up at 4:30 this morning because I was congested, sneezing, and just couldn't breathe normally. Ug. Go away. This is going on 6+ weeks! I've never had allergy symptoms before... wonder if then during the fall "racing season" I'd have to take something? Allergy sufferers, comment here on experiences and what you do?
In other non-running happenings:
I scheduled a fireplace fix this Monday. The upstairs fireplace has never worked (we've lived here 3+ years) and the downstairs fireplace recently stopped lighting. I probably would have just lived with the 2 non-working fireplaces, but Nate suggested calling someone.
Bret, the repair man from Better Air (Dundas, MN) was just awesome. I think he spent 3.5 hours at our place?!? He was meticulous in cleaning both fireplaces, and now both WORK! It's wonderful!!! Plus, he didn't charge us much at all. Thank you!! I think it'd because we discussed dogs, marathoning, and what he is champion of:
I'm scheduled to speak to a local 6th/7th/8th grade private school this Friday about setting goals, nutrition, and what it means to be a professional athlete. I can set whatever topic I'd like, so need to think of the best angle for that audience.
The teacher I've been communicating with warned me that this age group needs "shock value". HMMMM. Does my bloody foot post-ZYY count? Or what do 6th/7th/8th graders regard as "cool"? Topic ideas? Any help here would be MUCH appreciated. :)
Alright, enough from me for now! Happy Tuesday!