Last week I saw Holly's post about a virtual run that had a Star Wars themed medal. BB8. This time I signed up solely for the bling. I was feeling good enough after my chiro visit to do a 5k on the treadmill Wednesday. I chose the treadmill to stay close to home because my knee was very tender after my sound waves therapy on Monday. Ow! It was almost like he was digging into my leg with the sound waves tool, but he wasn't. I must have had a bit of crap in there that needed to be broken up. I didn't feel a single twinge during that 5k run so the next step was, of course, running outside on Saturday.
Spoiler alert, I had a really good run. The schedule said 40 minutes and that's exactly what I did. I did feel a little bit of tugging where the scar tissue has been, at the very end of the run, but not twinging. No twinging for two runs when I was building mileage! I feel like I've had a really good building week, so next week will be a step back. That's not what's on the schedule, but I feel like stepping back is the right thing to do after this week. Remember, the training schedule is more guidelines than rules.
The rest of the day was spent foam rolling, icing, and post-run yoga. Between the yoga I did before my run to loosen up my hips, and the post-run yoga, I did 40 minutes total on Saturday. If it helps my morning runs, I'll continue to do it, even at Disneyland when it's time for Tink. I'll have to memorize a good routine so I can complete it in the room before leaving for the start line.
Saturday night my friends and I went to our favorite painting place, and I chose this really cute picture of a penguin. I did change a couple of things, but that's what's so great about this place. You can choose what you want to do, and make any changes you want. I needed another painting to go in my office at work, and this one should be perfect.
To wrap up Sunday, after Pure Barre, I hit the grocery store to finish off the errands, and I wound up with another box of Girl Scout Cookies. I swear they jumped into my hands before I knew it ;-) So that's a total of 7 GSC boxes this year, much more than the last couple years put together. Oops. And no weekend is complete without extra snuggles from Allie. She and I hunkered down to watch the Disneyland special on ABC.
Monday: chiro visit, yoga
Tuesday: strength training, quick yoga
Wednesday: 5k, post-run yoga
Thursday: strength training, quick yoga
Saturday: pre-run yoga, 40 minutes (3.16 miles), post-run yoga
Sunday: Pure Barre, yoga