The Other Things

This morning, we ran a little over 8 miles at an easy pace. I have a nagging issue in my right quad/hip, so I am taking it extra cautiously this week and have avoided any hard workouts/speed work. We also skipped our longer weekend running last weekend and opted for two easy runs of less than 10 miles each. Because I really want 2020 to be the year of no injuries that take me out of the game for significant periods of time, I have been working on eliminating my excuses for doing the “other things” besides running. By the “other things”, I mean all those things that really are necessary for most of us runners to incorporate in order to avoid injury. Yesterday, I posted that I actually stayed motivated long enough to hit the gym after our morning run. Today, it’s all about the foam rolling and stretching.

Me in the process of trying to convince myself to suck it up and just stretch already.

Given our A race for the year is the HOTS 333ish mile race in June, I have some time to keep it easy and low mileage. For now, I am trying to listen to my body and only do what I feel is healthy given my current pain level. Not to say that it is easy because I find myself just wanting to RUN.ALL.THE.MILES. But, I am trying to stay patient and positive. I hope you are having a terrific Thursday!

Leave a comment and let me know:

What was your workout/run/form of joyous movement today?

Are you a fan of the “other stuff” or do you struggle to get it done (like me!)?

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