After Sunday’s 16-miler, I texted Mr. T to let him know that I was done and stretching. In return, I got this:
“K. (T Junior) told me he would help you with your ice bath…and you would take his picture doing it.”
And then, Monday, my little almost-three-year-old live-in PT worked on my shins a little bit.
|In case you are wondering: He’s spraying my shin with a chipmunk.|
Later on, I went for a run even though that inkling of a cold on Sunday turned into an actual one on Monday. Me and Mr. T are both sick. T Junior’s cold is almost gone. (He tried to make me feel better by warming me up with hot breath. You know, because I have a cold.)
But I went for a run because it usually makes me feel better afterward. And it did. Actually, I felt great while running, too. In fact, I considered going farther than three miles, but thought better of it. A 30-minute run was just what I needed to shake out some of the soreness in my hips and quads from 16 miles.
I tried to keep the run around an 11-minute pace, but couldn’t. I would slow down, then look at my watch and notice I’d sped up again. Back and forth, back and forth. Thus, the recovery run was at a 10:37 pace. This is new for me. Do you sometimes have a hard time keeping things slow?
And check this out: I used to get all kinds of blisters during my long runs. Sunday? NO blisters. I ran in my RunningSkirts pink compression socks. LOVE them. I think I’ve been running in socks that are too thick! Argh!
It's funny that you mentioned your Running Skirt's socks today. I just ordered my very first skirt from them yesterday, and in the box that asks where you heard of them, I put Mom vs Marathon. I was hoping they'd give you something new to review.Will let you know how I like the skirt. I just ordered basic black, but the camo one tempted me. Would be cute with a pink top!
I forgot to say congrats on your superlong run. So cute that your son is looking out for you!
I ordered the pink dot skirt yesterday too! FYI — you can also order off the Canadian Outlet. I think it is actually cheaper when they convert it to American $$. Plus they have more skirts available on the outlet.Kerrie — your little boy is so sweet! Isn't it fun when they get so involved in your sport? Brayden wanted to hop in the ice bath with me a week ago!
You are living the life with that pampering team!Got the Butt Shield yesterday–thanks!
Awe!! He is so thoughtful!!! Can he come visit me soon? I need an ice bath drawn and a shin massage!!I used to get blisters too but not anymore, unless there are strange circumstances. The last time I got blisters was after Portland where I ran the entire marathon in The Nile. So you are moving on up!!!And the slower pace, yeah it sounds to me like your “normal, comfortable pace” is faster. It's just where you want to be. Sounds like an awesome problem to have!!! You are doing great!!!!!
YES sometimes I find it harder to keep that true recovery pace than to hit the workout paces. Awesome that you were feeling so good, though!T Junior is too cute wanting to get involved!
Ive been running my recovery runs with my sister who is new to running so it forces me to slow down. So I get a slower run and I get to enjoy my sisters company. WIN WIN My hubby just came home from his first 14 miler and had really bad blisters. The red head recommended he use the body glide before putting his shoes on. We haven't tried it yet, but Ill be doing so before my Marathon training this summer! Good luck! Hope you feel 100% SOON!
I love it when little kids go into caregiver mode. My husband calls them the pygmy shamens because of their reliance on the healing powers of things like chipmunks.I have a cold too. Ugh. Maybe it's because the weather's changing? Hope everyone in your house is all better soon.
T Junior is so cute! I love that he said you would take his picture.Feel better!