When I'm running, or during just about any other part of my day, I can blink and two minutes has flown by. But when I'm doing each stretch that cute Dr. Dan told me to do for two whole minutes, I feel like I am in a time warp of eternity.
For someone whose "stretching" used to consist of lingering in a bend for 10 seconds to untie my sneakers, two minutes is a lifetime. Although I must say that my legs feel quite fantastic afterwards.
Since my run days are being rationed, I set out today determined to enjoy my 6 precious miles. My hip was a little annoying but I took advantage of the stoplight breaks to stretch it. Not much pain, more so tightness and annoyingness.
And since I'm a camel and need water when I run anything more than 3 miles, I ended up making a quick pit stop at KFC for some water. When I asked for a cup to get water, the girl at the counter told me I looked like I needed some water. Gee, thanks.
Hey, I needed to hydrate. Gotta do what ya gotta do. Dr. Dan would be proud.
Overall it was a really good run and I felt pretty good for the majority of it. It's funny that at the beginning of training, 6 miles was our long run. Now, it's just a regular old weekday run. Crazy stuff.
|6 mile fun run, check!|
I've got my stretches all done, got my foam rolling done and am now icing. Just call me PT patient of the year. I go back to see Dr. Dan tomorrow so hopefully we'll keep things moving along in the right direction!