Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Where is the Magic?

Maybe it's my fault because I didn't warm up.  But I was short on time.  I thought I would just go for a short 1.5 mile run, but I would make it count.  I could try to beat my magic mile time since I didn't do so hot on Saturday.

I did go to the chiropractor on Monday.  The mileage and what not have been accumulating knots in my calves which started reeking havoc on my shins, but rather than being progressive, it snuck up on me all at once.  Which meant that when Dr. John started to work out the knots, it hurt really bad!  I think if someone is rubbing your legs and it hurts and is making you break a sweat, then you should be able to count it as exercise.  I mean you are sweating and it's part of the whole "no pain, no gain" theory.  I'm just saying...

My legs do feel better, but they are not at 100%.  I should have done a warm up mile, but there's not always time for what you should do.  I was lucky to get the run in at all, so I'll move on.  I took off.  Things were going well.  I really thought I would meet or beat my best magic mile time.  My heart rate was up.  My pace was good.  I don't know what went wrong, but I didn't beat my time.  Not even close.  When I reached 12:18, I still had .09 miles to go!

I'm wondering how I did it that day.  How did I run that mile in 12:18?  I haven't been able to do it since, not even close!  So tonight I will start praying that Tinkerbell or whichever magic fairy sprinkled magic dust on me be kind enough to do so again. 

And maybe even again.  =)

Days to Warrior Dash: 25!!!

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