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Ouch.

1 Jul

I can’t move.  I was okay yesterday.  I was sore in the morning but felt well enough to run four miles on the treadmill.  As the day went on though… oh. my. god.  I can’t sit without grimacing and emitting a low moan/groan.  I’m walking like I’ve been riding a horse for the last month. My glutes are just angry with me.

I know it’s because I did a new workout on Friday and did exercises I usually don’t do, even though I should and will do them much more often.  I don’t remember the last time I’ve been in this much pain though.  And I wanted to run 5 miles today.  It’s 1000 degrees outside so I was just going to use the treadmill.  I’m a little worried my butt and legs are going to be like “bitch please” and I’m going to go flying off the back of the treadmill.

So the question becomes, what do I do today?  Do I suck it up and work through the pain?  Am I risking injury?  I have the Belmar 5 mile in 13 days.  I need to get the miles in.  I know it’s not a marathon or anything, but I haven’t run a race since Cross Country in high school.  11 years is a long break.  I’ve just also been really proud of myself for following through with my plan and with training for this.  I usually give up because I feel like “I’m going to suck, I’m going to embarrass myself, I’m never going to be able to do this.”  So I don’t try.  I’ve been trying lately.  I’ve been taking note of the fact that I’m getting stronger and faster.  That whatever I’m doing is working.  And while I’m not anywhere near signing up for a half marathon, nor am I sure that desire will ever arise, I feel that completing this 5 mile race will do a lot for my confidence.  It will really demonstrate that I’ve come a long way in my quest to stop setting myself up for failure with self-doubt.

Now if only I could get off the couch right now.  No, really.  Can someone please help me get off the couch?

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