Even if those verbal instructions come from your best friend ;)
No running again today and no yoga and no bike and well, maybe just a little stretching. Actually, my thigh is feeling better today and I am SO tempted to get out there and run just a little bit or at least do some cross-training on the stationary bike. But, I know that it would be much better to just give myself the extra day so that I am less likely to really injure myself. See, I know this, and I very confidently told anybody who warned me to "be careful not to hurt yourself", that I would know better than to run if I was hurt...only to be told "I know you, once you start something, you can be very hard headed" (who me?!). Well, here's the truth, my thigh's been sore for quite a while now...at least a couple of weeks...sigh. I don't think I have ever gone two days in a row without doing any cardio since some time in early September and making the decision to not run today was actually tough. I was sure that I would just listen to my body and that would be it, but I can see now how tempting it is to just push things a little more. Plus, it's kind of frustrating that my little ticker lady hasn't moved an inch for two days. I'm guessing this is a normal learning process for all new runners...right?
The plan is to run 8K tomorrow, which is my consolation for not running today...watch that ticker lady go!
I promise not to overdo it if I feel pain, but it's a strength training injury, not a running injury, so I'm good right?...right?!