Today was my first run since I messed up my IT band. It did NOT feel good it felt GREAT to be out doing something. I was breathing hard (stand to reason after three weeks totally off) and my quads were all tingly like when used to start running after a summer of only riding my bike. In other words my body was not used to this.
But it got better as I went! My IT band is not healed up yet but every time it twinged and I wondered if I would have to stop it got better and I was able to continue. Whew.
Then I hopped on my bike and rode to get a massage from Jenny Dailey which was super. More IT band and quad work. Turns out not only is my IT band tight and adhering to everything, so is my lateral quad muscle.
On the way home I decided why not go to Seward Park... It was warm and muggy out and on the way I got caught in a massive thunder shower but I never felt cold and it was pretty fun to tell you the truth. It was also Bicycle Sunday so on the way home I slalomed in and out of the yellow line on Lake WA Blvd all the way home with nary a car in sight. Nary a bicycle too I might add, I guess the wet scares people away.
|Therapy||4:00 PM - massage|
|Time of Day||run - 12:00 PM|
ride - 3:30 PM
|Weather||upper 60s, muggy, thunder showers|
|Time||massage - 60 min|
|Equipment||run - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix|
ride - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500
|Clothing||run - Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, active T|