.5 miles in 4:56 for a pace of 9:52.
I got home and stretched then decided to do some pushups and situps. I haven't done pushups since the Sunday I got back from the Wild West Relay (whoops!) so over a full month ago, but I have been doing yoga fairly regularly. I was excited to see where my upper body strength was. I was able to knock out 20 in a row. Heck ya! I think the most I've done prior was 18. I did my sit up routine (minus the ones that caused my leg to hurt ie: bicycles, leg lifts, etc.). Then I did another set of 20 pushups. I felt STRONG.
After chowing on some dinner, I spotted something in my kitchen that I thought might help out my aches and pains--my rolling pin! It felt so good/bad/good! I just rolled out my thighs in all the areas that were sore. I went back and forth between the right leg and the left leg until they felt 900% better. I may or may not have packed the rolling pin in my bag to take with me to Taylor's tonight. :) Post-shower I coated the quads in a layer of the Biofreeze. Oh. So. Good.
I'm supposed to do an easy 4 mile run tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to get in at least a couple of miles pain free. I'm itching to get back into training if you couldn't tell.
Also, I signed up for the Run for Rita 5k on October 10th. Oooh how I love to race. Hopefully it hasn't snowed by then, that might hurt my chances to PR if I'm running through snow drifts! :)
In super sad news, part of the race photos from the half are uploaded to the website, and there isn't a finish line photo of me. :'( There are 2 pictures where you can see my shoulder sticking out behind a runner, but no finishing photo. I'm so bummed. Good thing I had such awesome photographers there to snap some great pics of me.
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