Thank Heavens I’m Exercising Friday!
Okay, you know what? Sometimes I’m not clever. In fact, most days I have to settle for “mildly amusing.”
I rode my bike today!! Yay!! It was a very short and slow ride which ordinarily wouldn’t have been blog-worthy at all. Ah, but today I’ll regale you with every detail because I’m celebrating the fact that my leg/knee didn’t hurt!
I haven’t been running or riding my bike this week in an attempt to rehab my ITBS. What have I been doing instead? Well, I’ve been keeping to a strict schedule of barely swimming, half-ass core workouts, feeling sorry for myself and eating a Family Size bag of candy corn. I really, really wish I was joking about this or at least exaggerating. Nope. Two pounds of candy corn went down my gullet in the last five days. Go big or go home, I always say, and this week I did both.
I’ve also been doing a whole lotta Pigeon Pose and foam rollering, which seems to be helping my IT. I’ve been completely pain-free while walking and doing regular stuff for the past two days, so I was super excited to try out my bike today. I’m still not running until Monday…maybe Sunday. I don’t want to push it, but I also don’t want to continue to eat my weight in sugar.
I spent half of today’s ride thinking, “Was that a twinge? Is my hip tight? Do I feel okay?” and the other half studiously NOT thinking about my leg because I was so flippin’ happy to be on my bike that nothing short of a massive stroke was going to make me stop riding.
Thank Heavens I (have) Endorphins, Finally!
Final stats: 8.42 miles @ 16.5 mph. Hell to the yeahs, baby!
Happy Weekend, Happy Training and Happy Racing to you all!!