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Monday, April 28, 2008

On the Mend

With the exception of one 3 miler last week, I took the entire week off of running in order to rest the strained quads. So, this evening, I set out on another 3 miler to see if the time off was helpful. Apparently, it was.

I did a slow, easy 3 miles (29:32) and I felt no pain, and better yet, aboslutely no discomfort. I think resting was the right thing to do, and now I can do a couple more runs this week and get ready for Disney's 15K on Sunday. What a relief.

P.S. I got my chipped chomper fixed today, and it looks better than ever! The dentist is really good and she even smoothed out my other front tooth that is also bondo-ized so that it's as smooth as the one she fixed. Watch out world -- my fangs are back in fighting form!

19 comments:

AnthonyP said...

I'm glad the quads are feeling better. Rest is usually the right way to go with injuries...I used to fall into the trap of trying to push through injuries, only to suffer.

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on taking the time off to heal the leg! Glad to hear the tooth was taken care of!

Erin said...

I just want you to know that both Ryan and I know how to massage you before and after your runs. Baby class was all about the massage techniques tonight. Ryan would probably hurt you because he is rough and I probably don't have enough strength for you to even feel me but darn it, we know the techniques.

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job!

J~Mom said...

If only I had been that smart a year ago. Noooo I have to do everything the hard way. LOL Glad you are all fixed up!

Brianna said...

When will you get your bionics installed? :) Then we really will have to watch out!

audgepodge said...

Oh, yay, you're in good shape for Minnie!

My dentist smoothed out my two front teeth about ten years ago... makes such a difference!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh cool, glad the rest did the trick.

TriGirl Thea said...

Fantastic!

Its amazing what the human body can do all by itself.

Glad you are back in top form.

Crystal said...

I think we missed each other by only 20 minutes or so. I was outta there just before 12 so I could speed race my butt to work. Glad to here you've been prettified again!

Kevin said...

Its great to hear that a few days rest paid off. You should be all ready for your race on Sunday

Marcy said...

Alright!!! Good news all around :-) Now go out and have a Gobstopper :P

D10 said...

Glad to hear the quads are feeling painfree. Way to listen to your body and take it easy. Now you can feel confident and worry free about the 15k.

Nicole said...

Glad you are feeling better.

Triseverance said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Good luck getting back in the swing of things.

Mendy said...

Glad you're starting to feel better with your quads. Looks like taking the time off was what was needed.

chia said...

Cool. Beans. You're so going to rock this weekend!

sRod said...

Told you that resting works!

*aron* said...

yay glad you are feeling better!! sometimes time off is just what your legs need :) and glad the tooth is fixed now too! you are ready to go!