"There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." Sylvia Plath
Today I ran 10K...I started off with uber hubby, but he turned around after 20 minutes because he was feeling too tired. So off I went by myself...
...right after he took a picture :)
Do not be misled, the roads were hardly ever this nice.
There were a lot of walkers out, but I only saw one runner, who whizzed past me and said "keep it up"...sweet eh :) (I'm canadian remember). I was supposed to have a pace of between 7:19 and 8:12/K, I did 8:8/K...not bad, but no cigar! I'm a little annoyed because my hamstring was giving me grief. Every time I felt a little twinge I would make sure to straighten up and look ahead (not down) and it seemed to help, but I was babying it and it led to mild pain in the front of my thigh and on the left of my knee (all of these came and went). As you know, I unofficially started my program last week...the official program starts this Thursday and I really don't want to be injured. So, I will get Iz to give me an acupuncture treatment if we can organize our busy schedules to meet up. Also, I will not run until the official start of the program next Thursday. I'll ice daily and stretch...and go to my yoga class.
Speaking of yoga, I think I need to clarify something. I've got two very different yoga classes and my feelings about yoga vary depending on the class I am attending. My Wednesday class is with an instructor I've had for two years who made me love yoga...she is SO zen and her class, though we certainly work hard, is very relaxing. My Friday class is with my spin instructor, whom I also really like, but she is of the very athletic variety, no candles or relaxing music in this class. Had I started with the Friday yoga class, I'm not sure I would have ever said I like yoga. Having said that, I really appreciate the workout I get in this class, but I'm not enjoying myself as much. I guess I'm pointing this out because if you've ever tried yoga and didn't like it, try another class, they are all very different!
Time to go take my warm, relaxing bath...