Sunday, February 5, 2012

Woo-hoo!

Mood hugely lightened by just having had a really lovely run.  It seemed not warm when I started out, though also not windy, but the sun came out partway through and I had decided by the end that it was really the most beautiful imaginable February running weather excluding the truly unseasonably warm weather we've had recently (it's 35F - no runner would plausibly say no to 55F, which really is perfect running weather, but this is more than good enough).

- Lungs and sinuses still full of some gunk, but not so as to affect running appreciably

- Had a happy realization yesterday afternoon re: back-of-the-knee pain, that advil completely relieved it: this means in Davidsonian parlance that it is merely twanged rather than pronged and that I can exercise on it as long as it doesn't hurt...

- Have been diligently stretching calves all week after a regimen suggested by Brent - 2min each of straight leg, bent leg on each side (8min total), plus 30 heel drops on each side - and it has made a near-magical difference: I'd better keep that up, I could feel tightness in lower right calf but I didn't have to stop and stretch a single time

Will go to late-afternoon yoga, I think, too...

1hr very nice run (c. 5.5mi.)

1 comment:

Danielle in Iowa in Seattle said...

I would never have the patience to hold a stretch for 2 minutes, unless I was in yoga class!