|My pesky muscle via Google images|
I ran 3.29 miles today at a pace of 9'52" (nice easy pace). I opted to cut the extra 15 minutes of time I had from running and focus on stretching and foam rolling. It was a great idea and quite meditative as well. I moved into the dark classroom that wasn't being used yet and did my stretching and rolling in low light. I could feel the stresses of life roll away and yes, that pesky muscle did release some but there still is that underlying achiness. This isn't new to me and I know I will be fine. It is just an annoyance but I guess it is part of the life of being a runner. It probably was unrealistic of me to want to run as much as I want to run and expect to never feel any aches.