WHAT I DID
First of all...I really DID NOT want to get out there today. I had a very busy day, it was really cold out there, I had a lot to do/not enough time... ***cough...excuse...cough***... but I DID IT!!
Five minute warm up (.3 miles)...then I "rulked" two miles. I tried really hard to make it running four minutes/walking on minute...and I did...for the first interval. From there on it was mostly one minute running and 30 seconds walking. Then I stopped my time and walked home (probably another 5 minutes and .3 miles).
I did something I thought I would NEVER, EVER do...I sat my fanny down in ice cold water for what felt like an eternity, but was most likely closer to ten minutes. I felt really silly taking an ice cold bath after only going just over 2.5 miles (not ice bath mind you, just ice-cold bath--I'm taking it one step at a time)....But, ice baths are supposed to be for recovering after "long runs", for fighting inflammation, and my calves are still giving me FITS. They felt like they were on fire after my run today...so I thought I'd put those flames out.
WHAT I LEARNED
My husband was VERY disappointed...that he couldn't video the ice cold bath to post on FaceBook. I'm surprised the neighbors didn't call the police as loud as I was ...not... screaming. It took every ounce of strength I had not to scream at the top of my lungs. It wasn't even covering all of my legs, (just about 3/4ths up). And...I think ice cold baths work! The proof will be in the pudding tomorrow, so I'll let you know.
I keep being amazed that I can do more than I think I can. I don't know when that won't surprise me anymore...but it wasn't today. It was completely up in the air whether I'd do my run, whether I'd run more than walk, whether I'd finish...whether I'd actually sit down in that ICE COLD BATH!
WHAT I'M GOING TO DO
STICK TO THE PLAN.
Unless it's called off because of ice/snow, my first group run is tomorrow-two and a half miles!!
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