Monday, July 03, 2006

Withdrawals

Saturday it felt very strange to sleep in until 7 am. Even in the off season, I have been getting up at the crack of dawn (or before) for a long run on Saturday mornings.

Saturday, since I didn't run, I managed to make it to an earlier WW meeting - I lost another pound! That's only 3.5 in 3 weeks, but I guess that's better than no loss at all! Then, the kiddo and I went to the "cry-baby" matinee at the Angelika. This week's feature was The Lakehouse...not my 1st choice for a movie, but oh well! It was kind of far-fetched, but overall a pretty good romantic flick with a happy ending. I was happy to arrive home in time to catch the shuttle launch (I love that stuff!), but was disappointed to find out that it had been postponed. Later, my wonderful hubby took me to a better-late-than-never celebration dinner at one of my favorite Tex Mex places. He knows me well...after all studying, I needed a margarita...or two!!! And, I had them. YUMMY! Unfortunately, I am not the margarita drinker I once was...I fell asleep by 10pm!

On Sunday, after the kiddo's play group, I drove by Memorial Park on the way home. As I was driving, I watched the runners and walkers go by and actually felt a tinge of jealousy. I actually missed being out there, heat and all! I was having withdrawals!!! Then I thanked God that it was only a shin splint and 5 days of no running. I couldn't imagine being out longer than that!

I wasn't able to ice my shins every 3-4 hours over the weekend as suggested, but I did manage to ice 2x on Saturday and 3x on Sunday. And, I am taking my NSAIDS as directed. Every now and then I feel a little soreness, but I don't think I will know for sure how I'm doing until I try an easy run on Wednesday.

I guess that's all I have to report. Have an awesome 4th!!!

2 comments:

Running Rabbit said...

That kind of withdrawal is a good thing! Hope the shins feel beter soon!

Vic said...

You're almost there. Hang in there. You'll be out there soon. What time you running on Wednesday? Maybe I'll see you there.