Since I've been experiencing some lower leg pain for the past week, I decided to take it easy this week. I figure since HoustonFit starts up again next week, I will give the legs a bit of a rest. I would hate to overdo it, make matters worse and then not be able to train.
Tuesday night I did my usual core conditioning exercises and worked on my arms with some free weights and pushups. I am determined to get rid of that nasty flabbiness of my upper arms!
Wednesday, thanks to the rain, I decided to run 30 minutes on the treadmill (boring!). I barely made it 20 minutes into my run when my lower legs couldn't take it anymore. I don't know what that's about...the pain is not in my shins, but not in my calf, just somewhere in the middle. I used the RICE technique, so I hope that will help. I will take it easy until the 5K on Saturday. Kay and I were planning to do a Memorial loop before the race, but now I'm not so sure.
I did find out that registration has already closed for the Chicago Marathon! I am so glad that I didn't procrastinate (as I tend to do) and I registered over a month ago. So, I am all set...I have my flight booked, hotel reservations, race registration paid for and even tickets for the architectural boat tour purchased. It's tough not having any other plans to make...now I just have to train and hope I survive the long training runs in the Houston heat! I'm not good at waiting, so I know October will not come quick enough.
Speaking of waiting, I am still waiting for my "official" GMAT score and to hear back from the MBA program I applied to...it's taking waaaay too long and patience is not my forte'! Keep your fingers crossed that everything will work out the way it's supposed to.
Run long and Livestrong