I think to explain the rough week I need to go back to last Sunday.
Last Sunday I hit golf balls for the first time since November. I loved getting to hit golf balls but it was a tough day on my body. I hit a large bucket of golf balls. My hands hurt plus my abs and legs. When you don't use or don't do it the pain comes quickly. I know enough that it was going hurt on Monday. I was so right. I was sore Monday.
Monday was a sore day but I did have the day off. I had to use my last PTO day from 2010. I did get run outside on Monday. It was actually a pretty nice day.
Tuesday, I decided that I was going to lift like a maniac. I went through a crazy lift with some cross-training.
Wednesday, I could definitely feel my lift from Tuesday. I had a 45 minute run and I think my pace as 10 minutes. I ran the whole time but I was so slow. Plus, I had to do it on a treadmill because we had some winter weather on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Thursday, I was still sore. The lift and golf just added up. Plus, I had to teach two group fitness classes that day due to a teacher being out ill. I did do my own workout but not a tough workout. I did a lift but only on the strength machines. I did a little cross-training as well.
Friday, I was still sore. My body was not excited to be working, and I had a hard time getting up in the morning. At work it was nice because we had a tailgate party to celebrate the Super Bowl. Work all week had an interesting fun atmosphere with everyone excited for the Steeler's playing in the Super Bowl. I was glad Friday's run was only four miles. I felt good during the run but knew I need to rest after the run to get ready for Saturday's long run.
Saturday the rough run day. I let myself sleep until I woke up. I knew my body was tired from having a hard time getting up during the week. My run then started later than usual. I ran outside and when I started my run it was just overcast and about 32 degrees. I had nine miles scheduled. At about four miles into the run it started to rain. It actually started to rain pretty hard. I checked the weather and it said the rain would not come until later in the afternoon. Since I was already in the run I just kept going. At about mile 6 I had to run over a brick road. I slipped a little and then I completely fell. I was on the ground. Scared me so much. I got up and checked and I was okay. I was lucky that I did not put my hands out to catch my fall. I walked a little bit. I switched to a paved road but I had already stiffened up. I was nervous about running now. I was up on a hill so I came down and finished up my run around my place. I did a lot of small circles. My pace was slow but I got the run done. I was so stiff and sore at the end of the run. The week just added up. I stretch and then took a cold shower.
I am very lucky that my fall was nothing serious. I am ready to get some nice weather. It is suppose to get very cold again this week. I would like some warm weather. I have not been very lucky with the weather on my long runs.
I bet tomorrow I feel the some of the fall in my muscles. I think some Ibuprofen is in my future.