Today I did it! I ran 10 miles without needing to stop. The first three miles were hard but then by mile 5 I felt great. I felt like I could run forever. By mile 8 I almost felt suspicious of my knee feeling good. Could this be? Just last week I had to walk 3 times when trying to run 10. I finished early
(1hr 30 min) and beat the heat. When I got home I attempted my first ice bath. Not sure if I stayed in there long enough? Hoping that taking care of myself will keep me injury free as I am trying to come back. I have been using my roller every day at least twice a day and I really do think it has made a difference. I have also been doing my hip excercises trying to strengthen my mama hips (when I remember).
I did come home with a serious arm rash...not sure what went wrong but I will definitely use the glide next time. Tomorrow is a rest day and then an easy 4 on Tues. My 3 blessings are at the grandparents so I am so excited to be able to run WHENEVER I want for the next few days! Yippee! I am also hoping to get some time with my hard working hubby!
If you are a new follower I would love to learn more about you, so leave me a comment and let me know what you love about running! If you've been around awhile....THANK YOU!! THANK YOU for hanging around and sending your encouragement and sharing your knowledge!
QUESTION: Is it right to get in an ice bath and then take a shower?? I tried to keep the water cool in my shower but it was definitely not ice cold. Should I shower and then ice?