A Dress Rehearsal in 22 Miles
Yesterday I ran 22 miles.
Cathryn keeps putting photos of the area on her blog and that is not helping me stay calm. It is just so pretty there! It is going to be a great run!
The only down side was about mile 2 I tweaked my back somehow. I made a quick decision to just push through the pain and get the run in 1)because I felt I needed these miles to calm the worry in my mind about being able to do it, and 2) I didn't know where the heck I was, it was still dark and I really wanted to just keep going.
Now I look like Sheldon
I can't really move- no toe touches, not twisting, no deep breathing, it hurts to put my head down basically my posture has never been better- and no sudden movements. I don't even know what I did or how it happened because I have never done this before. I think a little icing and heat and resting and it will be fine. The only thing I can think of was that my hydration pack was heavier than usual because I brought more water than usual. So maybe the added weight and a weird movement and bam strained something...? On the bright side if I can run 22 miles with back pain then I should have no trouble running 26 pain free......right?
The rest of the day was spent eating
and laying on ice packs.
And I am now an official member of the Columbus Roadrunners! Whoop....not sure what this means except that I get discounts at local businesses and a newsletter.
How was your weekend? Any long runs to share?