Monday, November 22, 2010

catch up

Ummm... when exactly did Thanksgiving sneak up out of nowhere?!? Although retailers would love to have you believe it's already Christmas time. One holiday at a time people! Where did this year go?

After returning from vacation it's taken me longer than I would like to get back to the swing of things. Of course as soon as I do it's time to go on vacation again (for a few days). Not that I'm complaining; though it's not really a real vacation at the in-laws. At least it's a 4 day break from work.

This past weekend I had one of my biggest running weekends in the past several months. 10 on Saturday and 20 on Sunday. May I say I forgot how much 20 hurts! I truly blocked out the pain of 20 and took being able to run the distance in the past for granted. Plus, I didn't realize much more it would hurt after running 10 miles the day before. Luckily, I had a fabulous running weather day Sunday to relish instead; it was in the mid 50's and overcast... perfection! What wasn't perfection was how much my body started to ache at 12 miles and how much my left hip and knee hurt to try while trying to sleep.

In order to make the increased miles slightly less painful and slightly more bearable I realize how important it is for me to not only focus on the distances but also incorporate so much more stretching, core work, and epsom salt baths. These back to back mid/long to long runs are for lack of a better term kicking my a**.

12 comments:

Marlene said...

That is some serious weekend running mileage! I remember those days from last November/December. 13 miles Saturday/20 Sunday was my favorite. lol

Have a great T-giving long weekend!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Whoo hooo! Good for you, you know, despite the pain and stuff. I always wonder how I managed 20 miles after not doing it for a while too. And that is with a rest day the day before!

J said...

Woow on the mileage! I have been meaning to try an epsom salt bath!

kilax said...

Whoa! 10 then 20?! Awesome! That is more than I normally run in a week :)

MCM Mama said...

Good job on the back to back runs. I did a few of those the last time I trained for a marathon and they just killed me.

Jill said...

Oh how I wish I could do 20 again ... someday soon, I hope! Nice job on the 10 then 20 - yay!!!

Have a really great Thanksgiving!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wow a 10 and 20, you are awesome, I've not ever done that!

seriously i just want to enjoy Turkey day let me do that before we talk about christmas

Jenn said...

Kicking your a** but making you stronger! Never tried an epsom salt bath-does that work? Nice work on the runs! Have a great Thanksgiving!

runner26 said...

Wow! A ten followed by a twenty!! That is some tough stuff. Hope you had a nice t-day & are recovered from the high-mileage weekend!

kristen said...

Hey girl! So glad Maui lived up to it's reputation for you! You took advantage of it's beauty that's for sure. Thanks for the pics. That banyan tree brings back some memories. I recognized that tree :)

The holidays are coming out of nowhere. I have to make a trip to the in-laws soon, but this time I really am going to try to make a vacation out of it. Even if I have to be drunk the whole time!

kristen said...

.....and I can't belive you ran 10 the day before 20. As if 20 isn't enough on it's own! your a beast!

Nej said...

10 and then 20 the day after...you rock star! (I type this as I'm still cringing!) :-)