My hamstrings have been aching since Tuesday night’s yoga class. Our yogi really worked on our lower body strength so I’m assuming that’s why; however, I thought for sure the ache would be gone by now. I went for my usual 5K run last night, and let me tell you, it was not pretty. I felt like I couldn’t go faster because the backs of my thighs were so tight! No PB last night, but at least I got out there.
Tonight is a different story altogether. Tonight I am not going to run.
That’s right. I’ve decided not to run. As much as I hate to admit it, I think I need to give my legs a rest. I’ll be honest with you, I feel guilty about it, but not guilty enough to get out there. As we were running last night, I had an interesting conversation with my husband. He said it’s more important for me to listen to my body and rest when I need to than risk a more serious injury by not taking care of myself. As much as I hate to admit it, he’s right. I’ve run through injury before (remember the plantar fasciitis from last year?) and it did not end well. So now I’ve decided to listen to my body and actually heed what it’s telling me. I plan to get out there again tomorrow, but for now, I wish to remain injury free for as long as possible.
And there ain’t no crying (or guilt) in that!