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Unplanned Day - But a Good One

Running not Punching
This will be a quick post for me. Today turned out quite differently than I had planned. I thought the weather was supposed to be warmer and nice tomorrow, so I had it in my head that I was going to do a boxing or kickboxing workout rather than the 4-mile run my training plan had me scheduled for. I figured I could use some boxing to get out some of the aggression after the day I had yesterday.

I checked the weather and learned that the forecast had changed (go figure). Today was sunny and tomorrow is now supposed to be cloudy with chance of wintry mix. So, long run today. I was really not planning on running at all, so I had to totally change my mental focus. Oh, and convince Jason to go out for a run too. I was planning on 10 tomorrow, but decided I'd just go for 9 today since it was not really the plan anyway.

It was about 30 degrees when we headed out, but I was quickly too warm and peeling off layers. It was sunny, with not a single cloud. There was still snow on the grass and in the shaded areas so it was really a very peaceful run. I felt great actually for the first 7 miles. Then I don't know what changed, but I started to just lose focus and form. My piriformis was really hurting me - enough to where I actually had to stop and stretch for a minute. Then I never seemed to regain my earlier momentum and energy. We still cranked out 9.2 miles though.

I think my endurance is really improving as I'm not nearly as wiped out with my long runs now. However, I was much tighter than I had been in a while. Thank goodness for the TriggerPoint Therapy Kit though. It really does seem to help. Tomorrow I may need to do some additional stretching though, and likely no running.

Unplanned Day
Since the run was unplanned, it was also later than I would have liked. This meant a very late lunch (as in after 3) and we had a couples baby shower to attend. I think this was the first time I was ever late showing up to something. But I must say, it was the best shower ever. No games, no silly nonsense, it was just a freaking party! They even requested that gifts not be wrapped so they didn't have to sit down and do the whole unwrapping ordeal. Fantastic!

Of course, this all means that it's late, no Sushi Saturday as I had so hoped for. Not a clue what we'll end up having for dinner as we didn't get to the grocery store as planned. But I'm in my PJs, feet propped up, and I'm finally comfy. I got lots of laundry done (and folded), downstairs dusted, got in a pretty good run, enjoyed time with Jason and with friends. All in all, pretty good day even if mostly unscheduled.

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