Thursday, October 05, 2006
Oh, Ice and Epson salt...how I LOVE thee!
Yes, ice and epson salt are my friends. They helped me along my running journey. I have used them when I feel a little sore after a strong run. I have advised many of your fellow bloggers to use it too when you are feeling really funky. It has gotten me through a lot of tough injuries. I have thank both forms of relief to get me stronger over the past year and more. Today was another awesome run. The weather was perfect. It was a little cooler in the beginning of the run than I expected, but still good. The sun was out and the skies were clear. I decided to go outside along Mississippi River Blvd and W. River Road between Lake Street and Ford Parkway. I started out very strong during the beginning of the run. I had a lot of hills in the beginning on the Mississippi River Blvd towards Lake Street. I took care of them and left it in the dust. The downward route on W. River Blvd was very nice. I did not like inhaling all of the dust from the crunched up leaves, but what can you do. I almost thought I was lost when I reached Ford Parkway and ran up those stairs to cross the bridge. I was a perfect time to grab some sport beans and water while I quickly thought it over. I then realized I was right after visualizing the map. Before I completely crossed the Ford Parkway bridge, I took those beautiful pics that I posted already. Then I ran by to my starting spot. I felt good afterwards, but I knew that my left hip flexor needed some major adjustment (attitude - mostly!) at my chiropractor's office. After the adjustment, I felt SO loose and good. Thank goodness! Tommorow's a rest day before my 11 miler on Saturday. I am testing with a police agency in the morning. I hope to do well and get some positive results this time. Today's work-out 6.10 mile run ( I am counting the stairs!) 1:02:32 10:15/mile 632 calories burned!