Run rut behind me, I opted to kick it in full gear and hit the 15 mile training run this Saturday.
I actually followed it up with an ice bath because those legs were screaming so loud on the last 2 miles I knew I would be in a world of hurt if I didn't attempt to shock them into quick repair.
Yeah, it sort of worked for yesterday...but today? I'm walking like I need crutches. The 2 hour hot yoga session today was supposed to help. Notsomuch.
The good news is that I'm back into the running. Let's focus on that. Although I must say, the pain of 15 made me really nervous about the pain of 26, which means no more ruts for me between now and the end of May.
I'm a bit of a casual runner on the long runs, which means I'm not adverse to stopping to take a picture or two of my journey. Without further adieu, I present "Images from a Gorgeous March Saturday Run in Madison"...
I don't know...but these make me smile every time I see them off the city trail.
Then...an unfortunate discovery on the sidewalk. Someone is very very sad, and I was so hungry at this point I wondered if any of it was still good. Kidding. Or am I? (it's natural peanut butter if you can't tell)
And not to end this on a gross note...here is a true example of Madison style. It's March 19, the temperature just hit 51 degrees, and yes, we have kayakers on the Yahara River.
A good run and a good day.