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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Easy Does It

My massage this afternoon was very nice. Again, I had a lot of tightness in my left hip and left calf, thus the manifest IT pain around my knee, but she said she felt like she was able to loosen it up some. Plus, she was very positive about my plan for the next 10 days: equal parts rest, cross training, short runs. So, if I decide I need to see her next week, I can schedule something and she said she'd fit me in no matter what, but she said I probably didn't need another session before the marathon. Oh yeah, and I can resume foam roller-ing (so I can resume "humping" that thing, hey Wendy?).

So, the session had me feeling very relaxed (as a side note: she has these two cute little white dogs -- terriers, I think -- and they really love the human attention, so one followed me into the bathroom when I first got there and the other spent the entire time I was on my stomach staring up at me through the table's face hole; it was cute), and it helped restore some positivity about Chicago. (Although, she said she should smack me for running the 17th street bridge last Saturday -- twice. Did I mention that before? Yeah, that wasn't so smart.)

When I got home, Erin called and we determined to cancel our walk for the evening due to heavy thunderstorms. It's been raining heavily here for the past few days, and we knew we'd get soaked if we went out for a long walk. Therefore, I determined to continue the relaxation that started with the massage and I did a little yoga (my own sequencing), did my core work and my leg lifts and then took a nice, long, hot bath. Ahhhh. Nothing like a rainy evening to make the day feel cozy and comfortable: perfect for the "rest" part of my plan.

12 comments:

ws said...

I find the hours between 1 and 3 am to be ideal for humping. If I was really industrious, I would have cleaned so I could have more rolling room.

and, if I was "working my corner" I'd hope I could dress a little more attractively - running shorts and a sticky orange shirt that plasters itself to every fat cell isn't exactly ideal for my caliber of clientele.

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like a great massage, Jess. Enjoy the rest day!

Wes said...

You are a smart gal! On the road to kicking ass in Chicago. Woo hoo!!!

Mary Gee said...

Ah rain. You gotta love it.

Erin said...

Dang, I wish I was injured.

As for the hubby, I didn't realize how injured he was because I have to notice and ask about it or hear it from a friend to know about it. Stupid husband. I told him bball would lay him up in one way or another. At least it isn't his shoulder and so far, no surgery is needed.

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear the massage went well. I am super duper jealous!

David said...

Good deal, sounds like a successful visit. Maybe one or two before the trip?

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhhh I love little West Highland terriers. Too bad I already have 2 children and that is like 2 pets right there. Otherwise I'd probably pick me up one LOL

You hump that roller like no one's business!! ;-)

J~mom said...

Is it the big foam roller or the tigger tail? Glad the massage went well, I am really jealous!

Hands Off My Biscuits said...

All that night was missing is a couple of cold beers...

CollegeGirl said...

Sounds like a very restful day!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Sounds like you are being very smart. You are gonna rock that marathon. I can't wait to hear about it.