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W15D7: Sophie is a poor pacer

I miss running with my boyfriend/personal pacer. This was up and down. I am slowly recovering, but I have very little mobility in my lower back and hips. This prevents any type of comfortable acceleration. I wasn’t feeling as much spasm pain today though.

I am also pain killer free. I loathe being on medication that prevents me from feeling what’s really going on. I know I’m a yoga hippie. My head tolerated the run much better today, so the concussion symptoms may finally be subsiding. I’ve taken my brick-level sleeping to a new level while at home.

I had my hair trimmed by my cousin Colleen, and the soft curls she put it lasted through sleep and a run. I need a hair stylist every day.

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W15D6: Not Pressing Too Hard

Just a lot of relaxing family time, walking the dog, and playing Easter egg hunt with Roslyn.

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W15D5: 2 miles

Sophie does not like the selfie game. She and I both struggled with how warm it is. I just went out for an easy 2. Mind you, I was on pain killers, but it didn’t feel as bad as Wednesday. Progress. At least, this year I’m realistic about how difficult my warm weather transition can be.

Im already thinking of all the awesome Boston runblrs, I need to get my tracking game plan together!

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W15D3: Back Out There

Nothing like a concussion to kill your monthly run total. I’m excited to go home tomorrow and run my pedestrian friendly hometown very slowly. This also means running with Sophie, the cutest running mutt there ever was.

3 miles today at 8:50 pace. In all honesty, it felt awful. I’m off the prescription pain killers because I needed to know what actually hurt. The answer is pretty much anything attached to my back. I don’t know how I’m going to do a half in 17 days.

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W15D1: Back to Yoga

I really don’t blog when I don’t workout. I’ve been being lazy/recovering for a week. It is annoying. My head still hurts. I didn’t pass the neuro tests when I sucked it up and went to the doctor last week.

Yoga felt fine. Nothing was more painful than usual. I just felt fuzzy. Oh, and it’s snowing.

Bryon gave up our wonderful plans in Indy (to watch baseball in glorious weather) to be with me since I wasn’t up for driving. It was so sweet of him, and then he got me lovely daffodils at Trader Joe’s. Oh, and I made him watch Frozen and shop at Crate & Barrel. I owe him.

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Was it inappropriate to mail my Illinois taxes with a Bellatrix LeStrange Harry Potter stamp?

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Best boyfriend sent me a $10 box. Thank goodness for the cousin who went to get it downstairs.

Best boyfriend sent me a $10 box. Thank goodness for the cousin who went to get it downstairs.

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Training Hiatus 

I was in a car accident and was hit pretty badly. Back and neck pain is the worst. 

I’m already going stir crazy. No yoga or running for the next week. I’m upset since I still haven’t pr’d my half. I was hoping to build on my training for the Indy Mini. Disappointed is an understatement. 

I did make it to the beautiful Catherine’s wedding. So happy I could be there.

Training Hiatus

I was in a car accident and was hit pretty badly. Back and neck pain is the worst.

I’m already going stir crazy. No yoga or running for the next week. I’m upset since I still haven’t pr’d my half. I was hoping to build on my training for the Indy Mini. Disappointed is an understatement.

I did make it to the beautiful Catherine’s wedding. So happy I could be there.

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W13D3: 3 recovery miles

I went fast because I was cold. I rocked my new half shirt, which really says “Earn Your Wings.” I wasn’t even sweating. Note to self: it’s not quite time for short sleeves. First run of April and first run in the new shoes.

I did some serious adulting yesterday, and finished my car transfer stuff. I also took a necessary rest day. My state taxes are wrong still, so that’s the last major project to tackle (and they have to be paper filed due to life complications).

SPOILER ALERT for HIMYM:

I did watch the HIMYM finale finally. I was actually ok with the mom dying. The part of the series I have a problem with is actually the Barney & Robin pairing. I always thought Barney was better with Quinn - and the Robin thing was just forced. I do think they could’ve spread out the finale over more episodes, instead of the approach they took. Lily & Marshall will forever be one of my favorite tv couples.

Time to do the running laundry.

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W13D1: Yoga

…and a few running notes. For 18 racing miles this weekend, I don’t feel that horrible. I am certainly tired, but my muscles were prepared. Yoga was not restorative tonight. Emily spent a solid 40 minutes leading us through repeated sets of Series A and Series B. Sweatiest I’ve ever been in class.

Bryon and I talked about whether it may be time to retire the pink/yellow Kinvara 3’s. He bought me a blue backup pair for Christmas that I’m slowly breaking in. What’s your tell tale sign that a pair of shoes are done?

The GPS squiggle for the Shamrock Shuffle is pretty fun. I wish my splits were really that fast! Nike+ was giving me extra credit for zig zagging around downtown

It was warm but rainy and windy this evening. I also was quickly annoyed with the end of winter. There are now loud people interrupting my peaceful walk to yoga. I’m probably just grumpy about Bryon being back in Indy. Sigh.